Radio Heartland with Dale Connelly

Show Archive

May 29, 2010

The music and lyrics of Johnny Mercer is part of the first hour of Radio Heartland tonight. Minneapolis jazz singer Debbie Duncan is doing a tribute to the Great American Songbook and she'll talk about and perform some Mercer's songs. We'll also listen to the music of the late Bill Hinkley, who passed away this week after a long battle with leukemia. In the second hour, and for Memorial Day, we'll hear music from some of the artists we lost this past year including local blues guitarist Cam Waters, jazz singer Lena Horne, Kate McGarrigle and more.

Hour 1
Debbie Duncan - "Day In Day Out (live)"
Debbie Duncan - "Moon River (live)"
Debbie Duncan - "I Thought About You (live)"
"Lil' Abner" cast - "The Country's In the Very Best of Hands"
Joe Williams - "Too Marvelous For Words"
Bill Hinkley - 'Froggie Went A Courtin'"
Bill Hinkley & "Judy Larson - Barnyard Dance"
Bill Hinkley, Judy Larson and Garrison Keillor - "Breakfast Hymn & Joy to the World"
Bill Hinkley & Judy Laron - "Out in Our Meadow"
Bill Hinkley - "Viva Jujay"

Hour 2
Redbird (Foucault, Mulvey, Delmhorst) - "Ships"
Johnny Cash - "My Ship Will Sail"
Mike Seeger - "Spoonful"
The New Lost City Ramblers - "No Depression In Heaven"
Kate McGarrigle, Rufus and Martha Wainwright - "Talk To Me Of Mendocino"
Michael Cooney - "NaCL (The Sodium Chloride Song)"
Kate and Anna McGarrigle - "First Born"
Lena Horne - "Napoleon"
Peter, Paul & Mary - "If I Had A Hammer"
Sugar Kings - "Furniture Man"
Cam Waters - "Meeting At the Crossroads"
Clancy Brothers with Louis Killen - "Jug of Punch"
Johnny Maestro and the Crests - "What A Surprise!"
Vic Chesnutt - "The Gravity of the Situation"
Dale Hawkins - "Susie-Q"
Les Paul - "After You've Gone"

May 22, 2010

Songwriters often make references to their own musical heroes. Tonight, we’ll talk with local singer-songwriter Adam Granger who just recorded an entire album of songs written by his friend John Hadley. Hadley rarely sings his own music, but many of his songs have been recorded by Nashville regulars. In the second hour, the power of musical duos. We’ll talk with Bob Bingham and Gordon Thorne who both live in log cabins near Grand Marais, Minnesota. They followed different life journeys to where they finally met in the woods and began a musical partnership in the blues.

Hour 1
David Olney - "I’ve Got A Lot On My Mind"
Kieran Kane, Kevin Welch and Fats Kaplan - "Too Old To Die Young"
Adam Granger - "Old Bones"
Adam Granger - "Amarillo Jack"
Adam Granger - "The Outrageous Melody Waltz"
Dee Dee Bridgewater - "Permit Me Introduce You To Yourself"
Mark Selby - "Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor"
Steve Earle and Justin Townes Earle - "Delta Mama Blues"
Prudence Johnson - "Mississippi Serenade"
Rosanne Cash - "I’m Movin’ On"
Bessie Smith - "After You’ve Gone"

Hour 2
Phil Alvin - "Old Man of the Mountain"
Louis Armstrong - "Old Man Mose"
Lamont Cranston Band - "Ridin’ With Daddy"
Jorma Kaukonen - "Big River Blues"
Bingham and Thorne - "Ramblin’ Blues" (live)
Bingham and Thorne - "Don’t Take My Picture Down" (live)
Bingham and Thorne - "M & O Blues" (live)
Warner Williams and Jay Summerour - "Diggin’ My Potatoes"
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - "John Henry"
David Francey - "Annie’s House"
New Roots Duo - "Blues For Buddy"

May 15, 2010

Austin, Texas singer Carrie Rodriguez passed through Minnesota recently in support of her new album, "Love and Circumstance", a collection of cover songs from artists she respects. We'll spend the first hour of the show with Carrie in the studio, along with Luke Jacobs from the local band Romantica. In the second hour, we'll examine the subject of fire in song. Whether real or imagined, flames have been used literally, and also as a way to describe various stages of romance. We'll hear music from the Meters, Johnny Cash, Dave Alvin and many more.

Hour 1
Susan Werner - I Guess I Just Wasn't Made For These Times
Last Forever - Duke of Earl
Bonnie Raitt - Thing Called Love
John Hiatt - Memphis in the Meantime
Carrie Rodriguez - Big Love (live)
Carrie Rodriguez - When I Heard Gypsy Davy Sing (live)
Carrie Rodriguez - La Puñalata Trapera (live)
Mariachis Los Comperos de Nati Cano - Noches Tenbrosas (Gloomy Nights)
Pert' Near Sandstone - Hang Me
Roger Miller - Dang Me
Tim O'Brien - How Come I Ain't Dead?
Bireli Lagrene - When Day Is Done

Hour 2
Johnny Cash - Ring of Fire
Frank Black - I Burn Today
The Meters - Fire on the Bayou
Dave Alvin and the Guilty Women - California's Burning
Pert' Near Sandstone - Baltimore Fire
Bill Morrissey - Birches
Nickel Creek - Why Should the Fire Die?
Death Cab For Cutie - Grapevine Fires
Cry Cry Cry (Shindell, Kaplansky, Williams) - Cold Missouri Waters
Ellis - This City Is On Fire
Catie Curtis - Red Light
Louis Armstrong - Kiss of Fire
James Hunter - No Smoke Without Fire
Peggy Lee - Is That All There Is?

May 8, 2010

Tonight, we’ll chat with veteran Minnesota musician Peter Ostroushko. Peter’s career goes back to the early 70’s as a studio mandolin and fiddle player. He also spent several years as a regular in the house band for A Prairie Home Companion. He’s just released a new album of instrumental compositions focusing mostly on the waltz. In the second hour, Becky Schlegel stops in. She’s a native South Dakotan who grew up playing piano in her mom’s weekend country band. She brought her country and bluegrass voice to the Twin Cities in the late 90s, and moved to Nashville this past fall with her family. Her new record is titled, “Dandelion.”

Hour 1
Leonard Cohen - "Take This Waltz"
Calexico - "Sunken Waltz"
Carrie Rodriguez - "Waltzing’s For Dreamers"
Peter Ostroushko - "The Nine Years Waltz"
Peter Ostroushko - "Waltz for Sedra"
Peter Ostroushko - "The A and A Waltz"
Nanci Griffith - "Love is a Hard Waltz"
Fiona Apple - "Waltz (Better Than Fine)"
Basia Bulat - "Little Waltz"
Dave Frishberg - "Useless Waltz"
Elly Stone - "Carousel from: Jacques Brel is Alive and Well"
Dave Brubeck - "It’s A Raggy Waltz"

Hour 2
Eric Bibb - "I Heard the Angels Singing"
Pieta Brown - "Calling All Angels"
Greg Brown - "Early"
Becky Schlegel - "Dandelion"
Becky Schlegel - "Anna"
Becky Schlegel - "The Way You Are"
Becky Schlegel - "Cincinnati"
Linda Thompson with Teddy and Kamila Thompson - "Blue and Gold"
Rufus, Martha and Loudon Wainwright, with Kate McGarrigle - "What’ll I Do?"
Loudon Wainwright III - "My Mother and My Sweetheart"
Norah Jones - "Tell Yer Mama"
The Roches - "Hammond Song"
Willie Nelson - "Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys"
Justin Townes Earle - "Mama’s Eyes"
May 1, 2010

Tonight we'll have a conversation with Bob Franke (FRANK-ee), a travelling musician whose reputation as a songwriter is well known in the industry. So much so, that a good part of his career now is teaching songwriting to aspiring musicians. We'll also have a excerpt from a recent Minnesota concert from Iowa singer-songwriter Dave Moore. In the second hour, Eliza Gilkyson stops by. Her latest album, "Beautiful World" is as much about love as it is uncertainty. She'll talk about that balance and how she maintains it in her writing.

Hour 1
David Wilcox - For Real
June Tabor - Hard Love
Garnet Rogers - The Great Storm is Over
Bob Franke - I'm In Your Corner (live)
Bob Franke - My Next Drink (live)
Bob Franke - William The Streak (live)
Austin Lounge Lizards - Flatnose The Tree-Climbing Dog
McKinley Mitchell - The Last Home Run
Dave Moore - My Perfect Game
Dave Moore - Let's Take Our Time and Do It Right
Bob Franke - Trouble In This World (It'll Be All Right)

Hour 2
James Keelaghan - House of Cards
Krista Detor - Middle of a Breakdown
Phil Alvin - Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?
Anne Hills - The Panic Is On
Eliza Gilkyson - The Great Correction
Eliza Gilkyson - Wildwood Spring
Eliza Gilkyson - Emerald Street
Josh Rouse - God, Please Let Me Go Back
Richard Julian - You Can't Go Back
Nanci Griffith - Turn Around
Jonatha Brooke - My Battle

April 24, 2010

Tonight we'll meet Jasper Lepak (LEE-pack), an Arizona transplant to the Twin Cities who now lives in South Africa. She has a new disc that we'll hear from called "Send Me Home. In the second hour we'll feature a conversation with Scottish folksinger Archie Fisher. He's had long career as a singer-songwriter and also a host for the BBC Radio Scotland. His long lasting show, Travelling Folk, ended last month after nearly 30 years.

Hour 1
Ry Cooder and The Chieftains - The Sands of Mexico
Natalie Merchant - Wayfaring Stranger
Bela Fleck with Vusi Mahlasela - Thula Mama
Paul Simon - Under African Skies
Jasper Lepak - Minneapolis
Jasper Lepak - Send Me Home
Jasper Lepak - January Fire
Blue Flame String Band - Blues Stay Away From Me
Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Long Walk To Freedom
Colcannon - General Grant's Visit to Dundee
Ramblin' Jack Elliot - People From Out of Town
The Chieftains - San Campio

Hour 2
Silly Wizard - Wi' My Dog and Gun
Gordon Bok, Ann Mayo Muir and Ed Trickett - The Final Trawl
Archie Fisher - Yonder Banks (live)
Archie Fisher - Den Brae (live)
Archie Fisher - Windward Away (live)
Jennifer Warnes - Ballad of the Runaway Horse
Salsa Celtica - Esperanza

April 17, 2010

Tonight, a conversation with Minnesota singer-songwriter Peter Mayer. His new album is being released this spring and we had a chance to chat with him about it and have him play some of the new material for us live in the studio. In the second hour, we'll meet Anais (ah-NAY-is) Mitchell, a songwriter from the east coast who just released a project called Hadestown, telling the story of Orpheus and Eurydice (you-RID-dih-see) as a folk opera, using voices from all over the music world including Bon Iver, and Greg Brown as the voice of the devil.

Hour 1
Priscilla Herdman - (false start) "The Play"
Billy Bragg and Wilco - "California Stars"
Peter Mayer - "Holy Now"
Peter Mayer - "Ordinary Day" (live)
Peter Mayer - "Brand New" (live)
Peter Mayer - "All The World Is One" (live)
Storyhill - "Dangerous Weapon"
Pieta Brown - "Other Way Around"
Ruth Moody - "The Garden"
Mark Erelli - "Coming Home"
Solas - "Hugo's Big Reel"

Hour 2
Robert Johnson - "Me And the Devil Blues"
BR549 - "The Devil And Me"
Cliff Eberhardt - "The Devil In Me"
The Wood Brothers - "Postcards From Hell"
Slaid Cleaves - "Breakfast in Hell"
Anais Mitchell - "'Hadestown' Interview"
Randy Newman - "God's Song 'That's Why I Love Mankind'"
Clem Snide - "God Answers Back"
Holly Cole - "God Will"
Marcus Roberts - "Preach, Reverend, Preach"

April 10, 2010

In the first hour, an interview with Canadian singer-songwriter Romi Mayes. She's been nominated for the prestigious Juno songwriting award this year and tours tirelessly all over North America most of the time. Her latest album is Achin' In Yer Bones. We'll chat with her and hear music from some of her musical influences. In the second hour, hold on to your hats. We’re going to examine the subject of speed. There are songs about racing, impatience, horses and cars from all sorts of artists in the library including Tim O'Brien, James McMurtry, Claudia Schmidt and the Cadillacs.

Hour 1
Romi Mayes - "Long Way Home"
Mary Gauthier - "Wheel Inside A Wheel"
Levon Helm - "When I Go Away"
Muddy Waters - "Mannish Boy"
Romi Mayes - "Achin’ In Yer Bones"
Romi Mayes - "Mercy On Me"
Romi Mayes - "Somethin’ Goin’ On"
Romi Mayes - "Hard Road"
Lucinda Williams - "Car Wheels On A Gravel Road"
Hank Williams - "Lost Highway"
Simon and "Garfunkel - Richard Cory"
Doc Watson - "The Wreck of the Number Nine"
Frank Vignola Collective - "Slayer in the Grass"

Hour 2
The Cadillacs - "Speedoo"
Slaid Cleaves - "Racecar Joe"
Tim O’Brien - "Hoss Race"
Krista Detor - "All The Pretty Horses"
James McMurtry - "Racing to the Red Light"
Ann Reed - "Push the River"
Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem - "You Ain’t Hurryin’ Me"
Claudia Schmidt - "Racer"
Lucy Kaplansky - "Secret Journey"
The Beach Boys - "Little Deuce Coupe"
Slow Down Krishna - "The Bobs"
Shout Sister Shout - "Slow Down"
Elizabeth and the Catapult - "Race You"
Eddie From Ohio - "Quick"
Pat Donohue - "Rush Hour"

April 3, 2010

In the first hour we'll revisit a couple of favorite interviews from the past year. First, Minnesota band Two Many Banjos who hail from Duluth mostly. They have traditional bluegrass instrumentation…except for two banjos. And we'll also meet Australian couple Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson who both came from rock and pop backgrounds to produce an endearing country-sounding duo album. In the second hour, some excerpts from a concert recorded in Rochester, Minnesota last fall featuring some of the area's greatest songwriting talents trading tunes on stage. We'll hear from Jeremy Messersmith, Adam Levy, Molly Maher (MAY-er), Brandon Sampson and Darren Jackson.

Hour 1
Patty Griffin with Buddy Miller - "Never Grow Old"
Kieran Kane & Kevin Welch - "To the Harvest Look Ahead"
Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson - "Once in a While (live)"
Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson - "Sweetest Waste of Time (live)"
Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson - "Woe Is Mine (live)"
Carolina Chocolate Drops - "Hit ‘Em Up Style"
Two Many Banjos - 13,000 Banjos (live)"
Two Many Banjos - "Maybelle (live)"
Two Many Banjos - "Diddo Kiddo (live)"
Bela Fleck - "Throw Down Your Heart"

Hour 2
Guy Clark - "Soldier's Joy 1864"
Adrienne Young - "Soldier's Joy"
Gillian Welch - "My Morphine"
Jeremy Messersmith - "Novocaine (live)"
Brandon Sampson - "Apollo (live)"
Adam Levy - "Heavens Standing Blindly (live)"
Darren Jackson - "Winter Without You (live)"
Molly Maher - "Secrets (live)"
Anne Hills - "Two of a Kind"
Jonathan Byrd - "Radio"
Mose Allison - "My Brain"
Jorma Kaukonen - "Late Breaking News"
Psychograss - "Ride The Wild Brains"

March 27, 2010

Tonight, we'll spend some time in the studio with Michigan singer-songwriter Claudia Schmidt. Claudia stops through Minnesota several times a year and never fails to bring new material. She's currently touring with a brand new album which is her own mix of folk, jazz and poetry. In the second hour, natural calamities in music... earthquakes, volcanoes and floods. Listen for nature's mayhem on Radio Heartland tonight with music from Johnny Cash, Marcia Ball, Elvis Costello, Neko Case, The Duhks (ducks), and more.

Hour 1
Joni Mitchell - "Come In From The Cold"
Nick Lowe - "Rome Wasn't Built In A Day"
John Doe - "A Fool Such As I"
Claudia Schmidt - "Forgiveness Waltz (live)"
Claudia Schmidt - "Ode To Mud/Up Jumped Spring (live)"
Claudia Schmidt - "Meelie's Waltz (live)"
Claudia Schmidt - "Equality Vision for the New Milennia/Miss Eulalia Thomas (live)"
The Country Gentlemen - "Happy Landings to You, Amelia Earhart"
Plainsong - "The True Story of Amelia Earhart"
Claudia Schmidt - "Since I Fell For You"

Hour 2
Ann Hills - "Last Days of Pompeii"
The Duhks - "Wasn't That a Mighty Storm?"
Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint - "Who's Gonna Help Brother Get Further?"
Dr. John - "Sweet Home New Orleans"
Marcia Ball - "Louisiana 1927)"
Johnny Cash - "Five Feet High and Rising"
The Bottle Rockets - "Go Down River"
Guy Clark - "Tornado Time In Texas"
Neko Case - "This Tornado Loves You"
Uncle Tupelo - "New Madrid"
Corky Siegel - "Goodbye California"
Shawn Colvin - "Shotgun Down the Avalanche"
Budos Band - "Volcano Song"

March 20, 2010

Tonight, we'll talk with our friend Ann Reed, who's up do something different for a celebration of Women's History Month. She's exploring the Great American Songbook and the lyrics of Dorothy Fields—a departure from her usual guitar and folk singing style. In hour two, female banjo pickers. We'll meet local singer-songwriter, banjo, guitar and fiddle player Eliza Blue. She's actually an English major, who considered music late and is releasing her third record this month.

Hour 1
The Living Sisters - "How Are You Doing?"
Erin McKeown - "Something's Gotta Give"
Dr. John - "Personality"
Martha Wainwright - "There Ain't No Sweet Man Worth the Salt of My Tears"
Gwen Verdon - "If My Friends Could See Me Now"
Ann Reed - "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" (live)
Ann Reed - "The Way You Look Tonight" (live)
Ann Reed - "Sunny Side of the Street" (live)
Sondra Lerche - "Night And Day"
David Byrne - "Don't Fence Me In"
Tom Waits - "It's All Right With Me"
Susan Werner - "I Can't Be New"
Richard Julian - "Love Of Mine"
Susie Arioli Band - "The Victor Stomp"
Kirsty MacColl - "Miss Otis Regrets"

Hour 2
Mother Banjo - "Fly Song"
Abigail Washburn and the Sparrow Quartet - "Banjo Playin' Girl"
Grada - "The Butcher Boy"
Leonard Cohen - "Famous Blue Raincoat"
Eliza Blue - "Swords and Shields" (live)
Eliza Blue - "Little Sally" (live)
Eliza Blue - "Oceans and Fields" (live)
Gillian Welch - "My First Lover"
Uncle Earl - "My Little Carpenter"
Pert' Near Sandstone - "Little Maggie"
Alison Brown - "Forky On The Water"

March 13, 2010

Tonight we’ll listen to female trios of singers, some of them sisters, some not. Along the way we’ll chat with the Canadian musical trio The Wailin’ Jennys, who are NOT sisters, by the way. Their line-up has changed personnel a few times over the years, and all three have solo singer-songwriter careers as well. They’ve recently released a live album on Red House Records. In the second hour, a salute to the cow. We’ll herd up music from our library about cows, cowboys, cowgirls and all things bovine.

Hour 1
The Living Sisters - "How Are You Doing?"
The Boswell Sisters - "It’s The Girl"
The Andrews Sisters - "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen"
The Wailin’ Jennys - "Deeper Well" (CD)
The Wailin’ Jennys - "Away But Never Gone" (live)
The Wailin’ Jennys - "You Are Here" (live)
The Wailin’ Jennys - "Last Goodbye" (live)
Sometymes Why - "Cold Feet Blues"
The Dixie Cups - "Chapel of Love"
The Dixie Chicks - "Easy Silence"
Red Molly - "Can’t Let Go"

Hour 2
Tex Owens - "Cattle Call
Robert Johnson - "Milkcow’s Calf Blues"
Elvis Presley - "Milkcow Blues Boogie"
Leadbelly - "Western Plain"
Jumbo Ya Ya - "Western Plain"
Mary McCaslin - "Ghost Riders In the Sky"
Cyril Pahinui and Bob Brozman - "Hawaiian Cowboy"
Haley Bonar - "Save A Horse, Ride A Cowboy"
The Sweetback Sisters - "I Want To Be A Real Cowboy Girl"
Lee Dorsey - "Ride Your Pony"
The Bobs - "Cowboy Lips"
Roy Rogers and the Sons of the Pioneers - "Cowboy Night Herd Song"
Nanci Griffith - "Night Rider’s Lament"
Riders in the Sky - "Cowboy Song"
Sonny Rollins - "I’m An Old Cowhand"

March 6, 2010

Tonight we'll play excerpts from a concert recorded in Rochester last fall, part of the Americana Showcase Series featuring Romantica and Tom Feldman of the Get Rites. In the second hour, we'll chat with Bill Staines who is somewhat of a legend amongst traveling singer-songwriters. He logs thousands of miles every year playing festivals, coffee houses, and other venues all over North America.

Hour 1
Ryan Bingham - "The Weary Kind"
Soggy Bottom Boys - "In the Jailhouse Now"
Son House - "County Farm Blues"
Tom Feldman - "Death Letter Blues"
Leon Brown & Bob French's Original Tuxedo Jazz Band - "The St. James Infirmary"
Romantica - "Queen of Hearts"
Romantica - "I Need You Tonight"
Romantica - "I Don't Want To Go Out Tonight"
John Hartford - "You and Me At Home"
Over the Rhine - "Let's Spend the Day In Bed"
Muddy Waters - "Baby Please Don't Go"
Devon Sproule - "Let's Go Out"
k.d. lang - "Big Boned Girl"
Pat Donohue - "Stompin' At the Savoy"

Hour 2
Bill Staines - "Sweet Wyoming Home"
Romi Mayes - "Hard Road"
Pete Seeger - "Chorale from Beethoven's Symphony #9"
Gordon Bok, Ed Trickett and Ann Mayo Muir - "John of Dreams"
Cats and Jammers - "Busybody"
Bill Staines - "Old Dogs (live)"
Bill Staines - "Savannah (live)"
Bill Staines - "River (live)"
Jimmy Durante - "I'm the Guy Who Found the Lost Chord"
Ry Cooder - "Three Chords and the Truth"
Bill Staines and Guy VanDuser - "Buttercup Waltz"

February 27, 2010

Tonight we'll meet Nancy Harms. She grew up in Clara City, Minnesota, and became an elementary music teacher after college. But an early exposure to jazz made her realize her bigger plans. She's just released her first solo CD with local Twin Cities jazz pros. In the second hour we'll explore music about trouble at sea - sinking ships, storms and lost loves. Our musical contributors include Stan Rogers, Boiled in Lead, Johnny Horton and, naturally, Gordon Lightfoot.

Hour 1
The Brass Kings - "Bigville"
Kurt Elling - "The Waking"
Erin McKeown - "Get Happy"
Nancy Harms - "Bye, Bye Blackbird (live)"
Nancy Harms - "Blue Skies (live)"
Nancy Harms - "The Autumn Leaves (live)"
Harry Connick, Jr. - "My Blue Heaven"
Willie Nelson - "On the Street Where You Live"
Dr. John - "Come Rain, Or Come Shine"
Louis Armstrong - "Jeepers Creepers "
Harry Connick, Jr. Trio - "Bayou Maharaja"

Hour 2 (previously broadcast 9/26/09)
The Decemberists - "From My Own True Love (Lost At Sea)"
Stan Rogers - "The Wreck of the Athens Queen"
Laura Viers - "Wrecking"
Charlie Maguire - "Fire On The Water"
Judy Collins - "Sailor's Life"
Boiled In Lead - "Ballad of the House Carpenter"
Eliza Gilkyson - "Requiem"
Gordon Lightfoot - "Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald"
Johnny Horton - "The Sinking of the Bismark"
Harvey Reid and Joyce Andersen - "Will You Go To The Sea?"
Redbird - "Ships"

February 20, 2010

Tonight we'll look at love relationships gone bad in music. Listen for a collection of songs about trust, infidelity, lies, questions, cheating and excuses from Charley Pride, Etta James, Tom Waits and more. In the second hour we'll talk with the Brass Kings, a local trio with a new CD this month. They use some unconventional instruments like the washboard and the washtub bass. So we'll also hear from other bands using creativity in place of traditional instrumentation.

Hour 1 (previously broadcast 8/29/09)
Etta James - "Trust In Me"
Kate Rusby - "The Good Man"
Maxine Brown - "Oh Not My Baby"
Charley Pride - "She's Too Good To Be True"
Adam Granger - "Where Were You When The Lights Went Out?"
Rodney Crowell - "Who Do You Trust?"
Todd Menton - "Sure of Me"
Stacey Kent - "Those Little White Lies"
Howlin' Wolf - "Evil (Is Goin' On)"
Van Morrison - "Your Cheatin' Heart"
Solomon Burke - "Vicious Circle"
Jerry Lee Lewis - "It Was the Whiskey Talkin' (Not Me)"
Tom Waits - "The Piano Has Been Drinking (Not Me)"
Dakota Dave Hull - "The Loyalty Waltz"

Hour 2
The Brass Kings - "One Eyed Man"
Bruce Molsky - "Cotton Eyed Joe"
The Cincinnati Jug Band - "The Newport Blues"
Jim Kweskin's Blues Band - "Blues In The Bottle"
Washboard Sam - "Levee Camp Clues"
The Brass Kings - "The Cuckoo (live)"
The Brass Kings - "(no title) (live)"
The Brass Kings - "Radio Heartland Express (live)"
Sunshine Skiffle Band - "Diggin' My Potatoes"
Carolina Chocolate Drops - "Starry Crown"
Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem - "Comes Love"
Steve Kaul - "Three Sisters"

February 13, 2010

Tonight, a couple of local musicians who count Leo Kottke as one of the main influences. In the first hour, finger-style guitarist Ben Woolman who has a new solo CD out this month. He counts a backstage meeting with Kottke as one of the most memorable moments in his career. In hour two, we'll visit with Todd Menton, part of the group Boiled in Lead. He also has a solo career that was sparked at a young age by a promoter telling him to try and be someone OTHER than Leo Kottke.

Hour 1
Robyn Hitchcock - "Up To Our Necks"
Bob Dylan - "Girl From the North Country"
Eric Bibb - "Booker's Guitar"
Ben Woolman - "One Afternoon (live)"
Ben Woolman - "Mazurka Dance (CD)"
Dan Schwartz - "Sansa Kroma"
New Roots Duo - "Tandoori Hot Dish"
Connie Evingson & Dave Frishberg - "Snowbound"
Ella Fitzgerald - "Let It Snow!"
Ry Cooder - "Footprints in the Snow"
Phil Heywood - "The Thaw"

Hour 2
Todd Menton - "The 22 Man"
Johnny Cash - "Don't Take Your Guns To Town"
Tex Ritter - "High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me)"
Leo Kottke - "William Powell"
Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick - "The Begging Song"
Boiled in Lead - "Apple Tree Wassail"
Todd Menton - "The Damsel Fly (live)"
Boiled In Lead - "Silver Carp"
Teague Alexy - "One Big Fish"
The Andrews Sisters - "Hold Tight"
Los Super Seven - "El Piscador"

February 6, 2010

Tonight, we'll meet some of the cast of a Twin Cities production called, "They'll Say We're in Love". The show features several local singers doing love songs - just in time for Valentine's Day next week. Jazz-blues singer Regina Marie Williams is joined by Sanford Moore at the piano for our segment. The show is at the newly re-modeled Capri Theater in North Minneapolis. In the second hour, we'll examine songwriting: what does it take to write a song and why? Where do song ideas come from, and how does a writer structure a song? We'll also hear from some Nashville songwriters Don Henry and Sally Barris who were part of concert last fall in Rochester.

Hour 1
Cats and Jammers - "Comes Love"
Lena Horne - "It's Love"
Billie Holiday - "Our Love Is Here To Stay"
Dinah Washington - "I've Got You Under My Skin"
Regina Marie Williams and Sanford Moore - "There Is No Greater Love (live)"
Regina Marie Williams and Sanford Moore - "Embraceable You (live)"
Tina Turner - "I Idolize You"
Pat Donohue - "Stealin' From Chet"
Keb' Mo' - "Henry"
Taj Mahal - "My Creole Belle"
John Gorka - "When You Sing"

Hour 2
Jorma Kaukonen - "Nashville Blues"
Emmylou Harris and the Nash Ramblers - "Guitar Town"
Austin Lounge Lizards - "Do Not Go To Tennessee"
Don Henry - "Trailer Song"
Brandon Sampson - "Champion"
Sally Barris - "Sweet Companion"
Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer - "Here Is The Chorus"
Suzzy Roche - "G Chord Song"
Guy Clark - "Somedays You Write The Song"
The Carter Family - "I'm Leaving You This Lonesome Song"
Slaid Cleaves - "Song For June"
Jonathan Byrd - "Tape Full of Love Songs"
Pete Morton - "The Busker Song"
Earl Scruggs and The Chieftains - "Sally Goodin"

January 30, 2010

Tonight, we'll have a conversation with singer-songwriter David Hanners who has just recorded a new CD, "The Traveler's Burden". He's also a newspaper reporter and his latest recording introduces listeners to deep characters and some dark places. He'll also talk about some of his greatest songwriting influences including Townes Van Zandt and Bill Morrissey. In the second hour: we're all from somewhere, whether we're proud of it or not. We'll examine songs about where you're from, where you live, where you'd rather live and where you'll never return, with music from Alison Krauss, Robert Johnson, Tony Bennett and more.

Hour 1
Lucinda Williams - "The Angels Laid Him Away"
Grada - "Pretty Polly"
Steve Earle - "The Mountain"
David Hanners interview
David Hanners - "Traveler's Burden"
David Hanners - "Fontanet"
David Hanners - "Westfield Blues"
David Hanners - "Ballad of Mohammed Saleh"
Lucy Kaplansky - "Land of the Living"
Richard Shindell - "Last Fare of the Day"
Bill Morrissey - "Man From Out of Town"
The Brass Kings - "Insurance Adjuster"
Time for Three - "Wyoming 307"

Hour 2
Kate and Anna McGarrigle - "My Town"
Cam Waters - "Shoetown"
Alison Krauss - "Oh Atlanta"
Wayne Hancock - "Tulsa"
Tony Bennett and Count Basie - "Chicago"
Robert Johnson - "Sweet Home Chicago"
Del McCoury - "Birmingham"
Susan Werner - "Petaluma Afternoons"
Suzanne Vega - "New York Is A Woman"
Judith Owen - "Blighty"
Charley Pride - "Is Anybody Goin' to San Antone?"
Tim O'Reagan - "Tampa to Tulsa"
Joe Williams - "Kansas City"
Elvis Costello - "Sulphur to Sugarcane"

January 23, 2010

Tonight, a conversation with Heather Masse (MASS-see). Besides being a member of The Wailin' Jennys, she's also a frequent guest vocalist on A Prairie Home Companion. She also has sung with Joy Kills Sorrow. She has a brand new solo record out this month on Red House Records. In the second hour, we'll have a conversation with Minnesota music legend Spider John Koerner (KER-ner). Along with Tony Glover and the late Dave Ray, he helped jumpstart the folk - blues movement in Minnesota in the early sixties. He'll talk about those early days, his influences and how he remembers songs 50 years later.

Hour 1
The Wailin' Jennys - "Glory Bound"
Ray Charles - "(Night Time Is) The Right Time"
Ella Fitzgerald - "Misty"
Heather Masse - "I Don't Wanna Wake Up (Live)"
Heather Masse - "High Heeled Woman (Live)"
Heather Masse - "Hollywood (Live)"
Cesaria Evora and Bonnie Raitt - "Crepuscular Solidao"
Chet Baker - "Let's Get Lost"
Mark O'Connor's Swing Trio - "Stephane and Django"

Hour 2
Koerner, Ray and Glover - "The Boys Was Shootin' It Up Last Night"
Leadbelly - "Western Plain (When I Was A Cowboy)"
Bonnie Raitt - "I Ain't Blue"
Spider John Koerner - "Careless Love (Live)"
Spider John Koerner - "Last Lonesome Blues (Live)"
Spider John Koerner - "The Cuckoo (Live)"
The Pines - "The Skipper and His Wife"
Dave Ray and Tony Glover - "Sitting On Top of the World"
John Hammond - "Get Behind The Mule"
Loudon Wainwright III - "The Man Who Rode The Mule Around the World"
Alison Brown - "The Road West"

January 16, 2010

How do you define a band that crosses musical genres? That's a common problem for the Chris Silver Band. Chris comes from bluegrass, but has joined with musicians who play rock, blues, reggae and everything in between. Chris and the band are our guests in the first hour tonight. They have a new album being released next week. In the second hour we'll meet Bryan Bowers. He's an autoharp virtuoso and has been traveling all over the world for decades, making friends, telling stories and playing music.

Hour 1
Bill Monroe - "Travelin' This Lonesome Road"
Del McCoury Band - "High On A Mountain"
Erik Brandt - "Green Eyed Alone"
Chris Silver Band - "Hero (Live)"
Chris Silver Band - "Mayfly (Live)"
Chris Silver Band - "On My Way (Live)"
The Staples Singers - "Sit Down Servant"
Mahalia Jackson - "Walk Over God's Heaven"
Fairfield Four with Pam Tillis - "Get Away Jordan"
Neal and Leandra - "Precious Lord"
Blind Boys of Alabama - "Madame Boudreaux"
Bryan Bowers - "Ramparts"

Hour 2
Bob Dylan - "Working Man Blues #2"
Wayne Hancock - "Working On Working"
Leadbelly - "Linin' Track"
Kilby Snow - "John Henry"
Bryan Bowers - "Your Bright Smile Haunts Me Still (live)"
Bryan Bowers - "The Old Lovers (live)"
Bryan Bowers - "Harvest Moon Risin' (live)"
Peter Mayer - "Driving With My Knee"
Dust Bowl Cavaliers - "Let's Go For A Drive"
The Drive By Truckers - "George Jones Talkin' Cell Phone Blues"
Bela Fleck - "The Open Road"

January 9, 2010

In the first hour, a conversation with Kevin Anthony, a Galveston, Texas native who made his way to Minnesota and formed the Twin City Playboys. He's out with a new solo album this month full of original music based on his roots of Cajun swing and country tunes. In the second hour, we'll take a look at the many songs in our collection that relate to a particular weather phenomenon we're experiencing this season, the wind. We'll have music from Greg Brown, Lucinda Williams, the Sons of the Pioneers and Ella Fitzgerald just to name a few.

Hour 1
Cam Waters - "Big Moon"
The Sugar Kings - "Papa's On the Housetop"
The New Riverside Ramblers - "Whiskey Is My Friend"
Twin City Playboys - "Galveston Waltz"
Kevin Anthony - "Hurricane Ike (Live)"
Kevin Anthony - "Purple Hearts (Live)"
Kevin Anthony - "Surveyor's Blues (Live)"
Johnny Cash - "I've Been Everywhere"
Patty Larkin - "Traveling Alone"
Pat Donohue - "Arkansas Traveler"
Michael Doucet - "Madame Boudreaux"
Marc and Ann Savoy - "Dans La Louisianne"
Harvey Reid - "One Kind Favor"

Hour 2
Bob Dylan - "Blowin' In The Wind"
Mary McCaslin - "The Wayward Wind"
Vicky Emerson - "Winter Wind"
Laurie Lewis - "I'm Gonna Be The Wind"
Ray Bonneville - "Gust Of Wind"
Madeleine Peyroux - "The Summer Wind"
Martin Simpson - "Oh The Wind And Rain"
Greg Brown - "The Spring Wind"
Ella Fitzgerald - "Ill Wind"
Fred Holstein - "Old Chicago"
Mark Olson and Gary Louris - "When The Wind Comes Up"
Lucinda Williams - "I Envy The Wind"
Sons of the Pioneers - "Tumbling Tumbleweeds"

January 2, 2010

Tonight, good guys, bad guys and coal miners. We'll hear songs dealing with breaking the law in the first hour. Swindlers, con men, gamblers and criminals from artists such as Johnny Cash, Loudon Wainwright III and the Persuasions. We'll also meet singer-songwriter Krista Detor who's father made a few mistakes in his lifetime. In the second hour we'll hear a portion of the first concert in the Americana Showcase Series recorded at the Rochester Civic Theater. Tonight's special guest is Kentucky songwriter Chris Knight.

Hour 1
Loudon Wainwright III - "Acres of Diamonds"
Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem - "Stewball"
Vernon Dalhart - "The Prisoner's Song"
Sam Cooke - "Chain Gang"
Krista Detor - Steal Me A Car (live)"
Krista Detor - How Will I Know(live)"
Webb Pierce - "In the Jailhouse Now"
Harvey Reid - "Cryderville Jail"
Steve James - "Saturday Night In Jail"
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - "There's No Night Out In The Jail"
The Robins - "Riot In Cell Block #9"
Johnny Cash - "Folsom Prison Blues"
The Persuasions - "Johnny Porter"
Kate and Anna McGarrigle - "No Biscuit Blues"

Hour 2
Liz Carroll and John Doyle - "A Pound a Week Rise"
Mary Black - "Schooldays Over"
John Prine - "Paradise"
Steve Earle - "Delta Momma Blues"
Chris Knight - The Rivers Own"
Chris Knight - Maria"
Chris Knight - Enough Rope"
Chris Knight - Another Dollar"
Wayne Hancock - "Throwin' Away My Money"
Cleo Jons - "Why Don't You Do Right?"
Bill Hinkley and Judy Larson - "Money Is King"
Bessie Smith - "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out"
Karrin Allyson & Laura Caviani - "The Bottom Line"

December 26, 2009

Tonight we'll help wrap up 2009 and ring in 2010 in music with songs about New Year's resolutions, promises and regrets. We'll have music from Peter Mayer, Frank Sinatra and Karen Savoca to name a few. And in the second hour, we'll have a visit from the Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank. They've had an extremely busy year with the release of a new record and a LOT of touring around the country. They found time to stop by our studio to talk with us and play a few songs from their new CD, "Traveling Show."

Hour 1
Carla Thomas and Otis Redding - "New Year's Resolution"
Jimmy Witherspoon - "Time Brings About a Change"
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys - "Time Changes Everything"
Peter Mayer - "One More Circle"
Rodney Crowell - "Dancin' Circles Round the Sun"
Joni Mitchell - "The Circle Games"
Antje Duvekot - "Merry-Go-Round"
Karen Savoca - "The Year"
Slaid Cleaves - "One Good Year"
Frank Sinatra - "It Was A Very Good Year"
Elvis Costello - "Good Year For the Roses"
Johnny Otis - "Happy New Year Baby"
Nancy Wilson - "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve"

Hour 2
Teague Alexy - "Huckleback Jenkins Train Gang"
Spider John Koerner - "Casey Jones"
Anais Mitchell - "Hobo's Lullaby"
Louis Armstrong - "Hobo, You Can't Ride This Train"
Jimmie Rodgers - "Hobo Bill's Last Ride"
Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank - Travelin' Show (live)"
Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank - In The Morning (live)"
Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank - 2010 (live)"
Zager and Evans - "In the Year 2525"
James Keelaghan - "Message to the Future"
Stacey Kent - "The Best Is Yet To Come"

December 19, 2009

Tonight, we'll feature an excerpt from Neal and Leandra's annual Holiday Show, recorded at the Cedar Cultural Center on December 11. Radio Heartland was also there to celebrate our first birthday. In the second hour, we'll meet the band, Works Progress Administrationsomething of a modern "super group" in the music world. The band is a group of friends from Nickel Creek, Toad the Wet Sprocket and Lyle Lovett's Large Band. They were recently in our studio to chat.

Hour 1
Bill Crofut - "The Star Carol"
Peter, Paul and Mary - "A Soulin'"
Leon Redbone and Dr. John - "Frosty the Snowman"
Brave Combo - "Must Be Santa"
Bela Fleck and the Alash Ensemble - "Jingle Bells"
Neal and Leandra Concert excerpt:"
- Rise Up, Shepherd"
- Boswell's Lights"
- Ne Ar Det Jul Igen"
- One"
Ann Reed - "Carolyn's Party"
Peter Mayer - "The Longest Night"
Gordon Bok, Ed Trickett and Ann Mayo Muir - "Turning Toward the Morning"
Les Paul and Mary Ford - "The World Is Waiting For the Sunrise"

Hour 2
Nickel Creek - "Speak"
Sara Watkins - "Any Old Time"
Glen Phillips - Simple"
W.P.A. - Always Have My Love (live)"
W.P.A. - Cry For You (live)"
W.P.A. - Rise Up (live)"
Mutual Admiration Society - "Think About Your Troubles"
The Wayfaring Strangers - "Shifting Sands of Time"
The Republic of Strings - "In the Basement"
Luke and Jenny Bulla - "Milk Cow Blues/Lady Be Good"

December 12, 2009

Tonight, we'll hear traditional music from two places. In the first hour we'll spend some time with Irish singer Katie McMahon. She began her career touring as a soprano with the international hit "Riverdance." While in the Twin Cities for a concert she met her husband to be. Now she lives in Minneapolis. She's currently touring her annual Celtic Christmas concert.

In the second hour, Sherry Minnick stops by. She's sung all kinds of music in her long career, but most recently focuses on old folk melodies that have gone by the wayside.

Hour 1
Katie McMahon - "Home and the Heartland"
The Chieftains - "Women of Ireland"
Katie McMahon - "St. Patrick's Prayer (Live)"
Katie McMahon - "The Reel (Live)"
Katie McMahon - "The Boar's Head Carol (Live)"
Mick Moloney - "Muldoon, The Solid Man/Grandfather's Tune"
Van Morrison - "Song of Home"
Sarah Vaughan - "It's All In The Mind"
John Fogerty - "Don't You Wish It Was True"
Bob Dylan - "Beyond Here Lies Nothin'"
Allen Toussaint - "Bright Mississippi"

Hour 2
Joel Mabus - "The Cowboy's Bar'bry Allen"
Jimmy Wakely - "I Love You So Much, It Hurts Me"
Neal and Leandra with Stony Lonesome - "Peace Carol"
Sherry Minnick - "The Sea Fowl (excerpt)(Live)"
Sherry Minnick - "They're Calling Me Home (Live)"
Sherry Minnick - "The World Is Old (The Shepherd's Carole)(Live)"
Sherry Minnick - "Barbara Allen"
The Clancy Brothers - "The Leaving of Liverpool"
Double Decker String Band - "Riley The Furniture Man"
Chuck Suchy - "The Story of Hazel Miner"
Two Many Banjos - "She Parished in the Snow"
Slim Jim - "The Driftin', Vistlin' Snow"
Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum - "The Snowy Road"

December 5, 2009

Tonight, we'll meet Vicky Emerson. A Midwesterner, at heart, that found herself moving to Manhattan. Quite a change for anyone, but for Vicky's music, it was a push in the right direction.

In the second hour our guests are the Steele family. For 25 years, J.D., Fred, Jearlyn, Jevetta and Billy have been doing an annual Christmas show in the Twin Cities. This year is their last, so we'll chat with them about that and they'll start our holiday music library on fire... so to speak.

Hour 1
The Bills - "How You Gonna Keep 'Em Down On The Farm?"
Joe Williams - "Kansas City"
Frank Sinatra - "New York, New York"
Nancy Griffith - "There's A Light Beyond These Woods"
Vicky Emerson - "County Line(Live)"
Vicky Emerson - "Into The Woods (Live)"
Vicky Emerson - " Long Ride (Live)"
Doc Watson and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - "Way Downtown"
Greg Brown - "Downtown"
Michelle Shocked - "Arkansas Traveler"
Jens Lekman - "Friday Night At The Drive In Bingo"

Hour 2
The Roches - "Hallelujah Chorus"
The Frantzich Brothers - "Angels We Have Heard On High"
Neal and Leandra with Stony Lonesome - "Peace Carol"
The Steeles - "This Must Be Christmas (Live)"
The Steeles - "Winter Wonderland (Live)"
The Steeles - "White Christmas (Live)"
The Steeles - "Oh Holy Night (Live)"
Bob Dylan - "Must Be Santa"
Jambalaya Cajun Band - "Va le Dire A tout le Monde"
Charles Brown - "Santa's Blues"
Over The Rhine - "Snowed In With You"
Dave Brubeck - "Jingle Bells"

November 28, 2009

Tonight, we'll meet singer-songwriter Cliff Eberhardt and talk about traveling, songwriting and recording with as little help as possible. Cliff is touring currently in support of his latest album on Red House Records, "500 Miles, The Blue Rock Sessions" and talks about the unique recording process he used.

In the second hour, we'll meet Minnesota blues guitarist Jeff Ray. Jeff grew up in Rochester and learned much of his musical style in Memphis. He and his band, The Stakes, stopped in the studio and played live on Radio Heartland.

Hour 1
Peter, Paul and Mary - "500 Miles"
Catie Curtis - "100 Miles"
Cliff Eberhardt - "Have A Little Heart (live)"
Cliff Eberhardt - "I Love Money (live)"
Cliff Eberhardt - "I Want To Take You Home (live)"
Woody Guthrie - "Ain't Got No Home in This World Anymore"
Clarence "Frogman Henry" - "Ain't Got No Home"
The Persuasions - "Slip Sliding Away"
Brooks Williams - "This World Is Not My Home"
Chris Velan - "May Your Soul Get To Heaven"
Riley Baugus - "What Are They Doing In Heaven?"
Phil Heywood - "Great Dream From Heaven"

Hour 2
Solomon Burke - "That's How I Got to Memphis"
Colorblind James Experience - "I'm Considering a Move to Memphis"
Jeff Ray - " Sleeping Dogs (live)"
Jeff Ray - " Go On, My Blue (live)"
Jeff Ray - " Dead (live)"
Bob Brozman - "Obvious Blues"
Mike Auldridge - "Walk, Don't Run"
The Brass Kings - "When the Springtime Comes"
Cool Disposition - "What Comes Around"
Earl Hines - "Don't Get Around Much Anymore"

November 21, 2009

Tonight, an hour of music about the Thanksgiving season - songs of gratitude, of satisfaction, or eating too much. We'll have music from Charles Brown, Alison Krauss and Ray Davies among others. In the second hour we'll meet North Dakota singer-songwriter Chuck Suchy (SOO-kee). He also farms full time near Mandan and is taking time away from the ranch to tour in support of his latest CD, "Unraveling Heart." We'll also talk with Tim and Paul Frantzich (FRANT-zick) who are putting together a show to raise money for hungry children around the world.

Hour 1
Peter Mayer - "Bountiful"
Gordon Bok, Anne Mayo Muir & Ed Trickett - "How Can I Keep From Singing?"
Pete Morton - "Thanksgiving"
Blind Willie Johnson - "Praise God I'm Satisfied"
Eric Bibb - "Deep In My Soul"
Porter Wagoner - "Satisfied Mind"
Charles Brown - "Just a Lucky So and So"
Solomon Burke - "Thank You"
Bobby McFerrin - "The 23rd Psalm"
Alison Krauss - "Down to the River to Pray"
Lou and Peter Berryman - "Uncle Dave's Grace"
Ray Davies - "Thanksgiving"
John McCutcheon - "Thanksgiving Day"
Steeple On The Common - "We Gather Together"

Hour 2
Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem - "The Farmer is the Man"
Adrienne Young - "Plow to the End of the Row"
Stan Rogers - "The Field Behind the Plow"
Chuck Suchy Interview
Chuck Suchy - "Molly's Field (live)"
Chuck Suchy - "Be With You (live)"
Chuck Suchy - "Down In The Water (live)"
Susan Werner - "Barbed Wire Boys"
Charlie Maguire - "Getting In The Cows"
Tim and Paul Frantzich Interview
Tim and Paul Frantzich - "This Song Is A Boat (live)"

November 14, 2009

Tonight, breaking musical boundries. We'll introduce you to Project Trio, an ensemble of classical trained musicians who cross over into jazz, folk and even rock with their "beat boxing" flutist Greg Pattillo. In the second hour we'll meet two international singers: Lisa Hannigan from Ireland who's been touring the US a lot in the past year; and Yasmin Levy (LEH-vee) from Israel who sings in the nearly extinct language of her Sephardic grandparents, called "ladino."

Hour 1
Ray Charles - "I Can't Stop Loving You"
Bobby McFerrin - "I Got You (I Feel Good)"
Hesperus - "Saltarello / The Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives to Me"
Project Trio Interview
Project Trio - "Nutcracker (Live)"
Project Trio - "Bouree (Live)"
Project Trio - "The Puzzle (Live)"
Project Trio - "Sweet Pea (Live)"
Mike Seeger - "Quill Ditty"
Erin McKeown - "Paper Moon"
New International Trio - "In the Mood"
Athur Miles - "The Lonely Cowboy Pt. 1"
Salsa Celtica - "Cumbia Celtica"
Mark O'Connor's Swing Trio - "Pickles On the Elbow"

Hour 2
Madeleine Peyroux - "Walkin' After Midnight"
Paul Simon - "Bernadette"
Joni Mitchell - "Big Yellow Taxi (2007)"
Lisa Hannigan Interview
Lisa Hannigan - "Ocean And A Rock"
Lisa Hannigan - "Lille (Live)"
Lisa Hannigan - "I Don't Know"
Sea Wolf - "Middle Distance Runner"
The Klezmatics - "An Undoing World"
Yasmin Levy Interview
Yasmin Levy - "Adio Kerida"
Yasmin Levy - "Una Noche Mas"
Yasmin Levy - "Si Veriash"

November 7, 2009

Tonight we'll talk with a couple of different musical legends. Willie Murphy has been a staple on the music scene in Minnesota since the sixties. He traveled all over the Midwest with his band Willie and the Bumble Bees and has played with everyone from Muddy Waters to Carl Perkins. He even produced Bonnie Raitt's very first album on Warner. In the second hour, we'll talk with John Gorka who has become one of the most sought after singer songwriters in the country.

Hour 1
Joe Henry - "Time Is A Lion"
Koerner, Ray and Glover - "Running, Jumping, Standing Still"
Little Richard - "Tutti Frutti"
Muddy Waters - "Kansas City"
Willie Murphy Interview
John Prine - "Spanish Pipedream"
Snuffy Jenkins - "Television"
Ray Charles - "That's Enough"
Jerry Lee Lewis- "Rockin' My Life Away"
Willie Murphy - "Love Attack"

Hour 2
Maura O'Connell - "Blue Chalk"
Steve Goodman - "The Dutchman"
Dinah Washington - "Trouble In Mind"
John Gorka - "I Think of You (Live)"
John Gorka - "Where No Monuments Stand (Live)"
John Gorka - "Ignorance and Privilege (Live)"
Antje Duvekot - "Long Way"
Utah Phillips - "I Remember Loving You "
Lucy Kaplansky - "The Eyes of My Beholder"
Steve Martin and Tony Trischka - "The Crow"

October 31, 2009

Tonight, what else? It's Halloween, so we've brushed away the cobwebs from the music library in search of "tunes for goons." We'll have scary (or not) music from Tom Waits, The Bills, The Duhks, Louis Armstrong, The Jolly Boys and the scariest of them all, Bob Dylan. In the second hour, it seems Autumn is a time for musicians to release new recordings, and we've got a slew of them. We've put together an hour of new music from local and national performerssome of them new to us too.

Hour 1
Bob Dylan - "Not Dark Yet"
Peter Mayer - "The Dark"
Roe Family Singers - "Shallow Grave"
The Duhks - "This Fall"
Pert' Near Sandstone - "Awesome Costume"
Louis Armstrong - "Old Man Mose"
The Jolly Boys - "Back to Back (Belly to Belly)"
Dave Alvin and the Guilty Women - "Potter's Field"
Armstrong Family - "Ghost of John"
The Bills - "Lay Down"
Tom Waits - "Eyeball Kid"
Rufus Thomas - "Tiger Man"
Fourtold - "Panther in Michigan"
Austin Lounge Lizards - "Hillbillies In A Haunted House"

Hour 2
Martin Simpson - "Look Up, Look Down"
Pieta Brown - "I Know A Girl"
Heather Masse - "High Heeled Woman"
Delbert McClinton - "People Just Love to Talk"
Pert' Near Sandstone - "Little Maggie"
Rupa and the April Fishes - "C'est Moi"
Lyle Lovett - "Pantry"
Woody Guthrie - "Bad Reputation"
Joel Rafael - "Love Thyself"
The Avett Brothers - "Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise"
The Swell Season - "Love That Conquers"
WPA - "Rise Up"
Vsen - "The Bontanist"

October 24, 2009

Tonight, more material from Ann Reed. Ann is out with a new album this month and she'll sing some of those songs and chat about "Where The Earth is Round." We'll also have a studio visit from the cast from "Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story" now showing at the History Theatre in St. Paul. Its been over 50 years since "the day the music died", but a cast of young musicians from the McNally Smith College of Music dug into the Holly songlist and pulled out some classics.

Hour 1
Vicky Emerson - "Ferris Wheel"
John Gorka - "Whole Wide World"
Cara Dillon - "Spencer The Rover"
Ann Reed - "Pink Guitar (live)"
Ann Reed - "Loons on Lake Calhoun (live)"
Ann Reed - "A Song For the End of Day (live)"
Ann Reed - "Where the Earth is Round (live)"
Richard Julian - "The World Keeps On"
Leo Kottke - "World Turning"
Freedy Johnston - "This Perfect World"
Medeski, Scofield, Martin and Wood - "In Case the World Changes It's Mind"

Hour 2
The Folksmen - "Never Did No Wanderin'"
The Monkees - "Pleasant Valley Sunday"
The Rutles - "Back In '64"
Varttina - "Matalii Ja Mustii"
Red Knuckles and the Trailblazers - "Kansas City Star"
The Soggy Bottom Boys - "In the Jailhouse Now"
The cast from "Buddy" - "Maybe Baby (live)"
The cast from "Buddy" - "Words of Love (live)"
The cast from "Buddy" - "Peggy Sue (live)"
The cast from "Buddy" - "Oh Boy (live)"
Don McLean - "American Pie"
Jonathan and Darlene Edwards - "Button Up Your Overcoat"

October 17, 2009

Tonight, all things Midwest. We'll talk with our friends from Iowa, The Pines. The nice guy duo from Iowa City and Spencer is now a quartet with bass and drums. Their latest album on Red House Records is "Tremolo," and has even been reviewed in Rolling Stone magazine. In the second hour we'll spend some time in the studio with a singer songwriter from Michigan, Drew Nelson. Drew writes about his small farming town up-bringing, his time in the Navy and his love for literature. His latest album is "Dusty Road to Beulah Land."

Hour 1
Dar Williams - "Iowa"
Dave Moore - "Mr. Music"
Greg Brown - "Mississippi Serenade"
The Pines - "The Skipper and His Wife (live)"
The Pines - "Spike Driver Blues (live)"
The Pines - "Lonesome Tremolo Blues (live)"
Spider John Koerner - "Red Apple Juice"
The Wayfaring Strangers w/Rhonda Vincent - "Rank Stranger"
The Stanley Brothers - "East Virginia Blues"
Rosanne Cash w/Bruce Springsteen - "Sea of Heartbreak"
Dakota Dave Hull and Sean Blackburn - "Miss The Mississippi and You"

Hour 2
The Klezmatics - "Goin' Across the Sea"
Frankie Ford - "Sea Cruise"
Dave Alvin - "What Did the Deep Sea Say?"
Ollabelle - "Storms Are On The Ocean"
Drew Nelson - "Highway 2 (live)"
Drew Nelson - "Grandmother Moon (live)"
Drew Nelson - "True and Fine (live)"
Ernest Tubb and Willie Nelson - "Waltz Across Texas"
Wayne Hancock - "Shootin' Star From Texas"
Lyle Lovett - "That's Right, You're Not From Texas"
Bill Evans Trio - "Waltz For Debby

October 10, 2009

For the first hour, you'll want your seatbelts on. We're going to examine the subject of speed. There are songs about racing, impatience, horses and cars from all sorts of artists in the library including Tim O'Brien, James McMurtry, Claudia Schmidt and the Cadillacs. In the second hour we'll visit with one of our favorites, Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem. The band hails from Massachusetts and has a diverse musical background including Celtic, New Orleans Jazz, folk and bluegrass.

Hour 1
The Cadillacs - "Speedoo"
Slaid Cleaves - "Racecar Joe"
Tim O'Brien - "Hoss Race"
Krista Detor - "All The Pretty Horses"
James McMurtry - "Racing to the Red Light"
Ann Reed - "Push the River"
Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem - "You Ain't Hurryin' Me"
Claudia Schmidt - "Racer"
Lucy Kaplansky - "Secret Journey"
The Beach Boys - "Red River Valley"
Slow Down Krishna - "The Bobs"
Shout Sister Shout - "Slow Down"
Elizabeth and the Catapult - "Race You"
Eddie From Ohio - "Quick"
Pat Donohue - "Rush Hour"

Hour 2
Feron Young - "Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young"
Medeski, Martin and Wood - "Let's Go Everywhere"
Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem - "(Can't You) Hear Jerusalem Moan (live)"
Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem - "I'll Fly Away (live)"
Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem - "Big Old Life (live)"
Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem - "They All Asked For You (live)"
Tom Waits - "Everything You Can Think"
The Brass Kings - "Jackrabbit Blues"
Rufus Cohen - "Mr. Rabbit"
Polly Fiveash and Anand Nayak - "Happily Ever After"

October 3, 2009

Tonight, we’ll meet Harry Manx. He was born on the Isle of Man, raised in Canada, and developed his unique musical style working in the blues clubs of Canada and studying eastern music in India. His latest album is titled "Bread and Buddah." In the second hour, space travel, aliens, astronauts, and inter-stellar oddities. We've searched the music library for discs with those topics and found songs from Peter Mayer, Ry Cooder, Dave Frishberg, Aimee Mann, They Might Be Giants, and more.

Hour 1
The Tannahill Weavers - "Joy of My Heart"
Anne Mayo Muir, Gordon Bok and Ed Trickett - "Isle au Haut Lullaby"
Taj Mahal - "Sacred Island"
Harry Manx - "Reuben’s Train (live)"
Harry Manx - "Make Way For the Living (live)"
Harry Manx - "Can’t Be Satisfied (live)"
Willie Dixon - "Walking The Blues"
Muddy Waters - "Rollin’ and Tumblin’"
Koko Taylor - "Wang Dang Doodle"
Mark Huphrey & Debashish Battacharya - "Red River Valley"

Hour 2
Peter Mayer - "Astronaut Dreams"
Hugh Blumenfeld - "(edit intro) Shoot the Moon "
Brave Combo - "Flying Saucer"
Ry Cooder - "Green Dog"
Dave Frishberg - "The Green Hills of Earth"
The Jaztronauts - "Eep Opp Ork Ah Ah"
Sheb Wooley - "Purple People Eater"
Jim Post - "The Galaxy Song"
They Might Be Giants - "Why Does The Sun Shine?"
T Bone Burnett - "Humans From Earth "
Harry Nilsson - "Spaceman"
David Bowie - "Space Oddity"
Aimee Mann - "Lost In Space"
The Ventures - "Telstar"

September 26, 2009

Tonight, disasters and good luck. In the first hour we’ll explore music about trouble at sea " sinking ships, storms and lost loves. Our musical contributors include Stan Rogers, Boiled in Lead, Johnny Horton and, naturally, Gordon Lightfoot. In the second hour, we’ll meet Sally Barris (BAIR-iss)…a native Minnesotan who has found a successful career as a songwriter in the competitive atmosphere of Nashville, Tennessee.

Hour 1
The Decemberists - "From My Own True Love (Lost At Sea)"
Stan Rogers - "The Wreck of the Athens Queen"
Laura Viers - "Wrecking"
Charlie Maguire - "Fire On The Water"
Judy Collins - "Sailor’s Life"
Boiled In Lead - "Ballad of the House Carpenter"
Eliza Gilkyson - "Requiem"
Gordon Lightfoot - "Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald"
Sparky and Rhonda Rucker - "Titanic Epic"
Johnny Horton - "The Sinking of the Bismark"
Harvey Reid and Joyce Andersen - "Will You Go To The Sea?"
Redbird - "Ships"

Hour 2
Kate Rusby - "Jolly Ploughboys"
Richard Thompson - "Take Care the Road You Choose"
Tanya Savory - "Nashville"
Austin Lounge Lizards - "Do Not Go To Tennessee"
Sally Barris - "My Love Loves The Ocean (live)"
Sally Barris - "Huntington River (live)"
Sally Barris - "Let the Wind Chase You (live)"
Six Mile Grove - "Steel Mule"
Bill and Charlie Monroe - "Rollin’ in My Sweet Baby’s Arms"
Neil Young - "Harvest Moon"
Bela Fleck - "Spanish Point"

September 19, 2009

Tonight we'll meet a singer-songwriter who followed his heart to Minnesota. Jake Armerding has made a name for himself on the east coast, but in the past year has married a Midwestern girl and now calls the Twin Cities home. He's currently celebrating the release of his 5th record. In the second hour we'll examine the Autumnal Equinox and pull out music from the library about the approaching season. You'll hear music from Frank Sinatra, Girlyman, Neil Young, Charlie Maguire and more.

Hour 1
Northern Lights - "Got the Spirit"
Mary Travers, Odetta and B.B. King - "House of the Rising Sun"
Peter, Paul and Mary - "A Hundred Miles"
Bill Monroe - "Uncle Penn"
Jake Armerding - "Whiskey Before Breakfast (live)"
Jake Armerding - "The Fleece (live)"
Jake Armerding - "Harry/Sally (live)"
Paul Simon - "Graceland"
Mark Erelli - "Call You Home"
Tom Paxton - "Home To Me Is Anywhere You Are"
Väsen - "Väsen Street"

Hour 2
Karrin Allyson - "Autumn Leaves"
The Duhks - "This Fall"
Girlyman - "Fall Stories"
Dillon Bustin - "This Time of Year"
The Wayfaring Strangers - "When the Golden Leaves Begin to Fall"
Mia Doi Todd - "Autumn"
Johnsmith - "Come Some Autumn Day"
Charlie Maguire - "Fall Is Here"
Clay Riness - "The Fall Is Here"
Neil Young - "Harvest Moon"
Frank Sinatra - "September Song"
Stacey Kent - "'Tis Autumn"
Claudia Schmidt - "Afternoon on a Woodpile"

September 12, 2009

This week, since most schools in Minnesota have started by now, we decided to take a look at the subject of education in music. We'll feature songs about school, high school, elementary school and college from artists including Steve Martin, Chuck Berry, Van Morrison and more. In hour two we'll meet Brandon Sampson from the band Six Mile Grove. The band is from Lyle, Minnesota originally and Brandon talks about growing up in a tiny town, learning to play music and eventually touring with Johnny Cash's guitar player.

Hour 1
Van Morrison - "Graduate of the School of Hard Knocks"
Crosby, Stills and Nash - "Teach Your Children"
Asylum Street Spankers - "When I Grow Up"
Dan Schwartz - "All These Things"
Steve Martin - "Late For School"
Chuck Berry - "School Days"
Pat Donohue - "High School"
The Red Clay Ramblers - "School House on the Hill"
Josh Rouse - "Middle School Frown"
John McCutcheon - "Kindergarten Wall"
Ann Reed - "Marching Back To School"
Austin Lounge Lizards - "Didn't Go To College"
Bright Morning Star - "Their Way"
Preston Reed - "Driving School"

Hour 2
Greg Brown - "Early"
Iris DeMent - "Our Town"
Six Mile Grove - "Hollywood"
John Denver - "Rhymes and Reasons"
Dion - "Kickin' Child"
Luther College Nordic Choir - "Sicut Cervus"
Hank Williams - "I Can't Help It If I'm Still In Love With You"
Six Mile Grove and Bob Wootton - "Big River"
Sally Barris - "My Love Loves the Ocean"
Wilco - "What Light?"
Brandon Sampson - "This Old Guitar"

September 5, 2009

In the first hour we'll help celebrate the working person for this Labor Day weekend with songs about work, about the toils and troubles, the bosses, love as work and appreciation for the employee. You'll hear music from Pete Seeger, Bruce Springsteen, Billie Holiday, the Roches and more. In the second hour, music from our live show at the Minnesota State Fair. A week ago Friday, Dale hosted two hours of live music from the Minnesota Public Radio booth. Our guests were singer-songwriter Ann Reed, local string duo The DitchLilies and the trio Bojono which is Boyd Lee, Joe Cruz (CROOZ) and Noah Hoehn (HAYN).

Hour 1
Common Rotation - "Union Maid Fight Song"
Pete Seeger - "Step By Step"
Paul Robeson - "Joe Hill"
Si Kahn - "Aragon Mill"
Bruce Springsteen - "John Henry"
Moxy Fruvous - "I Love My Boss"
Brass Kings - "Company Man"
Tom Waits - "I Can't Wait To Get Off Work (And See My Baby On Montgomery Ave.)"
Zach Gill - "Handy Man"
Billie Holiday - "Nice Work If You Can Get It"
Priscilla Herdman - "Millworker"
Cisco Houston - "Drill, Ye Tarriers, Drill"
Suzzy & Maggie Roche - "For Those Whose Work is Invisible"
Cannonball Adderly - "Work Song"

Hour 2
The Bobs - "Corndogs"
Cranberry Lake Jug Band - "What the Barker Said"
Molly And the Heymakers - "Milkhouse"
Bojono - "She Makes Me Feel Good"
Bojono - "I Want To See"
Ann Reed - "Where The Earth Is Round"
Ann Reed - "Betty Crocker"
The DitchLilies - "Breezin' Along"
The DitchLilies - "I'm Just Drifting"
Ann Reed - "Somewhere At the Fair"
The DitchLilies - "Freight Train Boogie"
The DitchLilies - "Sally Shifting Sand in the Garden/Catnip"
Tom Waits - "The Piano Has Been Drinking (Not Me)"
Bojono - "Cry Love"

August 29, 2009

Tonight we'll talk with John Hermanson, one half of the duo Storyhill. John, along with Chris Cunningham formed Storyhill years ago as students at St. Olaf College in Northfield. Their partnership has led to several albums, the latest on Red House Records. They're in the studio now working on a new recording produced by Dan Wilson. In the second hour, we'll examine love relationships gone bad in music. Listen for a collection of songs about trust, infidelity, lies, questions, cheating and excuses from Charley Pride, Etta James, Tom Waits and more. Unfortunately there's a lot of music in the library about the topic. Fortunately, we'll only hear SOME.

Hour 1
Storyhill - "Paradise Lost"
The Beatles - "I'm Looking Through You"
Cliff Eberhardt - "The Land of the Free"
Joni Mitchell - "All I Want"
Jonathan Byrd - "Diana Jones"
Meg Hutchinson - "Not Gonna Feel This Way Anymore"
Danny Schmidt - "Swing Me Down"
The Pines - "Heart and Bones"
Anais Mitchell - "Old Fashioned Hat"
The Hopefuls - "Hold Your Own"

Hour 2
Etta James - "Trust In Me"
Kate Rusby - "The Good Man"
Maxine Brown - "Oh Not My Baby"
Charley Pride - "She's Too Good To Be True"
Adam Granger - "Where Were You When The Lights Went Out"
Rodney Crowell - "Who Do You Trust?"
Todd Menton - "Sure of Me"
Stacey Kent - "Those Little White Lies"
Howlin' Wolf - "Evil (Is Goin' On)"
Van Morrison - "Your Cheatin' Heart"
Solomon Burke - "Vicious Circle"
Jerry Lee Lewis - "It Was the Whiskey Talkin' (Not Me)"
Tom Waits - "The Piano Has Been Drinking (Not Me)"
Dakota Dave Hull - "The Loyalty Waltz"

August 22, 2009

In the first hour: Natural calamities in music � earthquakes, volcanoes and floods. As we move deeper into hurricane season we should remember that each developing storm has the potential to cause great havoc and at the same time, create great songs. Listen for nature's mayhem on Radio Heartland tonight with music from Johnny Cash, Marcia Ball, Elvis Costello, Neko Case, The Duhks (ducks), and more.

In hour two: Celtic musicians Dáithí Sproule (DAH-hee sp-ROLL) and Laura MacKenzie are both winners of Bush Foundation Artist Fellowships for 2009, and collaborators on a new recording called "The Pinery". Dáithí and Laura will perform in the studio and talk about their shared interest in traditional songs.

Hour 1
Ann Hills - "Last Days of Pompeii"
The Duhks - "Wasn't That a Mighty Storm?"
Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint - "Who's Gonna Help Brother Get Further?"
Dr John - "Sweet Home New Orleans"
Marcia Ball - "Louisiana 1927"
Johnny Cash - "Five Feet High and Rising"
The Bottle Rockets - "Go Down River"
Guy Clark - "Tornado Time In Texas"
Neko Case - "This Tornado Loves You"
Uncle Tupelo - "New Madrid"
Corky Siegel - "Goodbye California"
Shawn Colvin - "Shotgun Down the Avalanche"
Budos Band - "Volcano Song"

Hour 2
Van Morrison - "Celtic New Year"
The Ditchlilies - "Breezin' Along with the Breeze"
Laura McKenzie & Dáithí Sproule - "To Limerick We will Go (live)"
Laura McKenzie & Dáithí Sproule - "Up The Airy Mountain (live)"
Laura McKenzie & Dáithí Sproule - "The Pinery Boy (live)"
Nelstone's Hawaiians - "Fatal Flower Garden"
File - "Loup Garou Don't Eat My Children"

August 15, 2009

Tonight we'll talk about the blues and the road with Charlie Parr. Charlie is a blues musician from Duluth, but is rarely home. He tours all over the world and the US and we were lucky enough to catch him at the end of a Western US tour, before he leaves for Europe, where he is something of a sensation. His latest album is "Roustabout". We'll also celebrate the 40th anniversary of Woodstock. Many of the artists who played on that historic event in 1969 are still recording and touring today. We'll hear music from Country Joe MacDonald, Joan Baez, Arlo Guthrie, Levon Helm and more.

Listen to Charlie Parr's performance in the Radio Heartland Studio.

Hour 1
Warner Williams and Jay Summerour - "Key To The Highway"
Fourtold - "Run Come See Jerusalem"
Charlie Parr - "Come Along And See (live)"
Charlie Parr - "Far Cry From Fargo (live)"
Charlie Parr - "Let An Old Drunkard Lie (live)"
Connie Kaldor - "I Love That Dog"
Hans Theessink - "Walkin' The Dog"
Dave Moore - "Just A Dog"
The Pines - "Shiny Shoes"
Charlie Parr - "Tampa Red's Blues"

Hour 2
Country Joe MacDonald - "Tranquility"
Richie Havens - "The Great Mandala (The Wheel of Life)"
Joan Baez - "Mary"
John Fogerty - "Don't You Wish It Was True"
Neil Young - "Prairie Wind"
Country Joe MacDonald - "Cocaine"
Levon Helm - "Feelin' Good"
Arlo Guthrie - "St. James Infirmary"
Jorma Kaukonen - "Bread Line Blues"
Ravi Shankar - "West Eats Meat"

August 8, 2009

Every day is someone's birthday, and tonight we'll celebrate some very famous August birthdays from the Radio Heartland library of performers... Tony Bennett, Louis Armstrong, Eliza Gilkyson and Michael Johnson, just to name a few. In the second hour, it's all about Ella Fitzgerald. We'll meet Tina Fabrique (fah-BREEK), who portrays Ella Fitzgerald at the Guthrie this month. She'll talk about the magic of Fitzgerald, her life and times, and the joys and the rather large shoes she has to fill on the stage every night. We'll also play music from a few of the many artists who count Fitzgerald as one of their musical influences

Hour 1
The Tune Weavers - "Happy Happy Birthday Baby"
Tony Bennett - "We'll Be Together Again"
Louis Armstrong - "A Kiss To Build A Dream On"
James Taylor & Mark O'Conner - "Chain of Fools"
Spider John Koerner - "Black Dog"
Bryan Bowers - "Dog"
Rufus Wainwright - "Cigarettes and Chocolate"
Eliza Gilkyson - "Unsustainable"
Cesaria Evora - "Carnival in Sao Vicente (Luck)"
Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz - "Carnival in Rio"
Mark Knopfler - "Let It All Go"
Benny Carter - "Over the Rainbow"

Hour 2
Ella Fitzgerald - "Ella Hums the Blues"
The Bobs - "Caravan"
The Cast from "Golden Boy" - "The San Francisco Bay Blues"
Bobby McFerrin & Voicestra - "Swing Me A Lullaby"
Tina Fabrique - "I'll Never Be The Same (live)"
Tina Fabrique - "It Don't Mean A Thing (live)"
KT Tunstall - "False Alarm"
Doris Day - "With A Song In My Heart"
CéU - "Lenda"
Kurt Elling and Jon Hendricks - "Don't Be Scared"
Chick Webb Orchestra - "Traffic Jam"

August 1, 2009

Tonight we'll chat with blues and folk artist Ray Bonneville. Ray tours all over the U-S and Canada and recently won a songwriting award. He was in town for some gigs including Red House Records' "Blues At The Barn" festival this weekend near Red Wing. We'll also revisit an interview with the cast of "When A Man Loves A Diva", a production currently running at the Lab Theater in Minneapolis. Dane Stauffer (STAW-fer), Julias Collins and Ben Bakken (BAH-ken), along with musical director Sanford Moore were in the studio earlier this spring.

Hour 1
Carole King - "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman"
Steve Goodman - "Men Who Love Women Who Love Men"
"When A Man Loves A Diva" cast - "Leader of the Pack"
"When A Man Loves A Diva" cast - "Chain of Fools"
"When A Man Loves A Diva" cast - "Like A Virgin"
"When A Man Loves A Diva" cast - "Medley"
Macy Gray - "Your Mother's Son In Law"
Kate Rusby - "The Cobbler's Daughter"
Basia Bulat - "I Was A Daughter"
Buell Kazee - "The Butcher's Boy"
The Horse Flies - "Blueman's Daughter"
Frigg - "Jalla Jalla"

Hour 2
Hank Williams - "Hey, Good Lookin'"
Professor Longhair - "Tipitina"
Ray Bonneville - "The San Francisco Bay Blues"
Ray Bonneville - "Cemetery Road (live)"
Ray Bonneville - "Shy Star (live)"
Ray Bonneville - "Crow John (live)"
Pieta Brown - "Remember the Sun"
Dave Moore - "Big Fool For You"
Eliza Gilkyson - "Jedidiah 1777"
La Bottine Souriante - "Le Reel de Pointe-au-Pic"

July 25, 2009

In the first hour we'll talk about summer festivals and the music industry in these difficult economic times. Eric Peltoneimi (PEL-toe-nee-mee) of Red House Records will join us. Red House is bringing back a popular outdoor music festival in August, and he's brought in some soon-to-be released music from Red House artists "The Wailin' Jennys" and "The Pines."

In the second hour, local jazz singer Connie Evingson joins us to examine the idea of the "tribute record". Connie has produced discs honoring Peggy Lee, Dave Frishberg and the Beatles, and is about to embark on a bi-monthly songwriter series at the Jungle Theater in Minneapolis.

Hour 1
Cliff Eberhardt - "The Long Road"
Dave Moore - "Everybody Ought To Make a Change"
Greg Brown - "Lull It By"
The Wailin' Jennys - "Deeper Well"
The Pines - "Pray Tell"
Taj Mahal - "Catfish Blues"
Bonnie Raitt - "Give It Up or Let Me Go"
Ann Reed - "The Fair"
The Ditchlilies - "The Jackson Stomp"
Steve Kaul - "Straightlegs"

Hour 2
Connie Evingson - "Zoot Walks In"
Asleep at the Wheel - "Take Me Back To Tulsa"
Bob Dylan - "My Blue Eyed Jane"
John Pizzarelli - "Things We Said Today"
Connie Evingson - "Fixing a Hole"
Sarah Vaughan - "The Boy From Ipanema"
Carmen McRae - "Poor Butterfly"
Shelby Lynne - "I Only Wanna Be With You"
Eric Clapton - "When You Got a Good Friend"
Tony Bennett & kd lang - "Exactly Like You"
Chet Atkins - "She's a Woman"

July 18, 2009

In the first hour tonight, our guest is Dan Newton, aka "Daddy Squeeze," the man behind the Café Accordion Orchestra, Jumbo YaYa, The Rockin' Pinecones, Art Carnage and many other local bands. Dan's musical tastes are as colorful as his many pairs of tennis shoes. In hour two, we'll meet the Roe Family Singers. The group was started by Kim and Quillen Roe and their love for old time music. The band grew, and grew... it's up to nine members now. They stopped in the Radio Heartland studio, eight and a half players, to play some songs from their latest album, "The Earth and All That Is In It."

Hour 1
Dave Frishberg - "Let's Eat Home"
The New Mainstreet Singers - "Never Did No Wanderin'"
Mary Black - "Home"
Lou and Peter Berryman - "When Did We Have Sauerkraut"
Mose Allison - "Don't Get Around Much Anymore"
The Daddy Squeeze Trio - "The New Righteous Blues"
Cliff "Ukulele Ike" Edwards - "That's My Weakness Now"
Dan Newton - "Valse Por Michelle (Live)"
Madeleine Peyroux - "La Javanese"
Paris Combo - "Trois Petits Points"
Café Accordion Orchestra - "Cumbia Medley"

Hour 2
The Handsome Family - "Flapping Your Broken Wings"
The Carter Family - "Anchored In Love"
Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash - "Jackson"
The Steeles - "Heaven Help Us"
The Roe Family Singers - "The One Who Loves Me (Live)"
The Roe Family Singers - "The Buckeye Tree (Live)"
The Roe Family Singers - "My Heart Took To The Earth (Live)"

KaiserCartel - "Okay"
Erik Brandt - "A Thousand Heartaches"
Jim Turner - "Wildwood Sawyer"
Woody Phillips - "Bizet: Habanera from "Carmen""
Outback - "Baka"

July 11, 2009

Tonight we'll investigate the subject of gambling in music. Don Feeney from the Minnesota Lottery had help from Radio Heartland listeners to find gambling music and used those suggestions in a speech at a gambling convention. In the second hour, we'll look ahead at Woody Guthrie's 97th birthday next week. Local musicians Charlie Maguire, Pop Wagner and Tony Glover stopped by the studio to play some Guthrie songs in tribute to the American legend. They'll be performing at the Ginkgo Coffeehouse on Guthrie's birthday Tuesday night. Listen to their performance in the Radio Heartland studios.

Hour 1
Spider John Koerner - "Roving Gambler"
Elvis Presley - "Viva Las Vegas"
Bruce Springsteen - "Atlantic City"
The Duhks - "Camptown Races"
"Guys and Dolls" cast - "Fugue for Tinhorns"
Leadbelly - "Stewball"
Mary Chapin Carpenter - "I Feel Lucky"
Neal and Leandra - "A Gambler's Life"
Daryl Purpose - "A Very Dangerous Game"
Ray Charles - "Blackjack"
Harry Nilsson - "The Lottery Song"
Bob Dylan - "Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts"

Hour 2
Los Super Seven & Joe Ely - "Plane Wreck at Los Gatos"
Woody Guthrie - "Hard Travelin"
Arlo Guthrie - "On a Monday"
Sara Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion - "Holdin' Back"
Charlie Maguire, Pop Wagner & Tony Glover - "Take A Whiff On Me (Live)"
Charlie Maguire, Pop Wagner & Tony Glover - "Goodbye to My Stepstone (Live)"
Charlie Maguire, Pop Wagner & Tony Glover - "High Floods & Low Waters (Live)"

Taj Mahal - "Don't You Push Me Down"
Jonatha Brooke - "You'd Oughta Be Satisfied Now"
Billy Bragg - "Ingrid Bergman"
The Klezmatics - "Come When I Call You"

July 4, 2009

Tonight, music for your Fourth of July holiday celebration. We scoured our library for good, old fashioned — or not — music about America, summertime, fireworks and patriotism. You'll hear music from James Taylor, Steve Earle, Norah Jones, Paul Robeson and more. In the second hour, we'll feature music from Dan Chouinard's (sheh-NARD) "Saturday Night at the Stage Door Piano Bar" concert recorded at the Fitzgerald Theater earlier this spring. Some of Dan�s guests: Prudence Johnson, Maria Jette (JET-tee), Vern Sutton, Yolanda Bruce, John Munson and more.

Hour 1
The Cuckoo Bird - "Clarence Ashley"
Red Molly - "Summertime"
Dave Alvin - "Fourth of July"
James Taylor - "On the 4th of July"
Mary Black and The Chieftains - "Paddy's Lamentation"
Steve Earle - "City of Immigrants"
Girlyman - "Amaze Me"
Simon and Garfunkel - "America"
Paul Robeson - "The House I Live In"
Ray Charles - "America the Beautiful"
Norah Jones - "American Theme"
Pat Donohue - "The Star Spangled Banner"
Woody Guthrie, Leadbelly, Cisco Houston & Sonny Terry - "America the Beautiful"
Louis Armstrong - "Fireworks"

Hour 2
Fats Waller - "Your Feet's Too Big"
Nanci Griffith - "Spin On A Red Brick Floor"
Steve March Torme - "Swinging At the Blue Moon Bar & Grill"
Tom Waits - "The Piano Has Been Drinking"
Dan Chouinard concert excerpts:
          Jordan Sramek - "Old Devil Moon"
          Maria Jette - "Boogie With a Carmen Touch"
          Jim tenBensel - "Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams"
          Vern Sutton - "All Or Nothin'"
          Yolanda Bruce - "Can't Help Lovin' That of Mine"
          John Munson - "Blue Eyes Cryin' in the Rain"
          All - "Lida Rose"
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys - "Stay A Little Longer"
Clifton Chenier - "All Night Long"
Steve Goodman - "Let's Give a Party"
Jay McShann, Milt Hinton and Butch Miles - "After Hours"

June 27, 2009


So this banjo player walks into a bar... That's the issue tonight. We'll have a visit in the studio from a Duluth-based band called Two Many Banjos and talk about the much loved, and maligned instrument and listen to some artists who used the banjo successfully. In the second hour, some duos made up of artists from different musical genres, and a visit in the studio from the Australian couple Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson. Their latest album is "Rattlin' Bones" and it's creating a buzz in the Americana music scene.

Hour 1
Steve Martin with Tim O'Brien - "Daddy Played the Banjo"
Nanci Griffith - "Ghost in the Music"
Steve Goodman - "City of New Orleans"
Two Many Banjos - "13,000 Railroad Men" (Live In-Studio Performance)
Two Many Banjos - "Maybelle" (Live In-Studio Performance)
Two Many Banjos - "Diddo Kiddo" (Live In-Studio Performance)
Kristin Andreasson - "(Just Another) Song About Molly Brown"
John Hartford - "Headin' Down Into the Mystery Below"
Otis Taylor with Don Vappie, Corey Harris, Guy Davis & Cassie Taylor - "Walk Right In"
Tony Trischka and B�la Fleck - "Ivory Toad of Catalan"

Hour 2
Gillian Welch & David Rawlings - "Elvis Presley Blues"
Elvis Presley - "That's All Right"
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - "Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On)"
Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris - "Beachcombing"
Harvey Reid & Joyce Anderson - "Mississippi You're On My Mind"
Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson - "Once In A While (Live)"
Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson - "Sweetest Waste of Time (Live)"
Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson - "Woe Is Mine (Live)"
The Waifs - "Eternity"
Tommy Emmanuel - "Game Show Rag"
Tom Waits - "Tom Traubert's Blues"

June 20, 2009

Tonight, on the eve of Father�s Day we�ll pay tribute to fathers and their musical offspring. We�ll have music by fathers and for fathers from the Guthrie clan, the Wainwrights, the Earles, the Coles and more. In the second hour, we�re paid a visit by the Baldwin sisters � Christina Baldwin and Jennifer Baldwin Peden (PEE-den). They�re involved in a production called �Sister Stories�, commissioned by the Nautilus Music Theater and written just for them by four different composers and writers. The show opens this week at the Playwright�s Center in Minneapolis. Also, songs about the constant struggle of leaving or staying in a relationship.

Hour 1
Johnsmith - Father's Day
Loudon Wainwright III - Half Fist
Lucy Wainwright Roche - Chicago
Rufus Wainwright - Oh, What A World
Doc & Merle Watson - John Henry
Steve Earle & Justin Townes Earle - Mr. Mudd & Mr. Gold
Natalie Cole & Nat King Cole - Unforgettable
Martin Simpson & Kate Rusby - Never Any Good
Ed Trickett, Ann Mayo Muir and Gordon Bok - Here's To You Rounders
Woody Guthrie - Ship In The Sky
Arlo Guthrie - Uncle Jeff
Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion - Exploration
Dave Brubeck & Chris Brubeck with Gerry Mulligan- Gerry Go-Round

Hour 2
Kate and Anna McGarrigle - Foolish You
The Roches - No Shoes
Shout Sister Shout - Shout Sister Shout
Christina Baldwin and Jennifer Baldwin Peden - Nan (Live In-Studio Performance)
Christina Baldwin and Jennifer Baldwin Peden - Bubble Babble (Live In-Studio Performance)
Christina Baldwin and Jennifer Baldwin Peden - Seasons (Live In-Studio Performance)
Muddy Waters - Baby Please Don't Go
Sonya Kitchell - Let Me Go
James Hunter - Don't Come Back
Devotchka - We're Leaving
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys - Stay A Little Longer
Richard Julian - If You Stay

June 13, 2009

Tonight, we'll meet a creative and unusual group of musicians who hail from different musical backgrounds to form a kind of music they call "bluegrassical." The Orange Mighty Trio are our guests in the first hour. They're releasing their latest CD, "Infrastructure" this week in the Twin Cities. In hour two, it's the height of commencement season all over the region. It's a time of exciting new beginnings. We'll look at a series of songs that COULD be mini-commencement addresses, uplifting messages about the next step in life and starting anew. Listen for music from Eric Bibb, Dan Wilson, Ann Reed and Richard Julian among others.

Hour 1
Tim Lake - Jazz With Bluegrass and Blues
Corky Siegel - Unfinished Jump
Susan Werner - All In Love Is Fair
Bela Fleck & Joshua Bell - Chopin Mazurka in f sharp minor
Orange Mighty Trio - The Long Zoom (Live In-Studio Performance)
Orange Mighty Trio - The Waltz of the Traffic Patterns (Live In-Studio Performance)
Orange Mighty Trio - Infrastructure (Live In-Studio Performance)
Woody Guthrie - Talking Columbia
Richard Shindell - Northbound 35
Colcannon - General Grant's Visit
Adrienne Young - Natural Bridge
Bela Fleck & Warema Masiaga Cha Cha - Pukkugyenda Balebauo

Hour 2
Bright Morning Star - Their Way
Dan Wilson - Free Life
Eric Bibb - Shine On
Joe Williams - Experiment
Nanci Griffith - There's a Light Beyond These Woods
Ken Booth - The Impossible Dream
Paul Robeson - Purest Kind of Guy
Suzzy and Maggie Roche - Anyway
Eddie From Ohio - Walk Humbly Son
Richard Julian - Can't Go Back
Ann Reed - Life Becomes Real
Pete Morton - Thanksgiving
Sam Shaber - El Dorado
Woody Guthrie - Goodbye, Dear Old Stepstone

June 6, 2009

Tonight, some music about trees, friends, family and hometowns: Songwriters love to write about going home. It's good to some, and not so good to others. And we'll meet a trio of local musicians who all grew up in the same southwestern Minnesota county and now live in the Twin Cities, Nikki and the RueMates. In the second hour we'll hear excerpts from a concert by Jearlyn Steele recorded at the Fitzgerald Theater earlier this spring. Jearlyn, along with her family and friends, put on a show that was part of MPR's Troubadour Concert series that toured all over Minnesota this winter.

Hour 1
Nanci Griffith - This Old Town
Gary Myrick - Home Town Waltz
Steve Earle - The Hometown Blues
Slim Dunlap - Hate This Town
Nikki and the RueMates - Down On Me (Live In-Studio Performance)
Nikki and the RueMates - I Am Your Angel (Live In-Studio Performance)
Nikki and the RueMates - I Am A Tree (Live In-Studio Performance)
The Roe Family Singers - The Buckeye Tree
Natalie Merchant - Bury Me Under The Weeping Willow
John Gorka - Branching Out
Carrie Newcomer - There Is A Tree

Hour 2
George Benson - On Broadway
The Steeles - Numberless Are The World's Wonders
Bobby McFerrin - Circlesong 2
Take 6 and Ray Charles - My Friend
Carole King - You've Got A Friend
Jearlyn Steele - Fools Fall In Love (Live at the Fitzgerald Theater)
Jearlyn Steele - Natural Woman (Live at the Fitzgerald Theater)
Jearlyn Steele - Respect (Live at the Fitzgerald Theater)
Jearlyn Steele - At Last (Live at the Fitzgerald Theater)
Jearlyn Steele - Something's Got A Hold On Me (Live at the Fitzgerald Theater)
La Bottine Souriante - La Rap A Ti-Petang

May 30, 2009

Tonight, we'll look at the so-called "hot club" music trend in Minnesota music. Several local bands that have taken on the style of music most often associated with Django Reinhardt and the "Gypsy Jazz" sound of early 20th Century Paris. A local band - Gypsy Mania - is out with a new CD and they're our guests in the studio during the first hour. In hour two, we'll meet a local songwriter who has taken on the task of writing one song a week, every week, for one year. James Hersch is the musician behind the "52 Song" project and he posts a new song each week on his website. We'll also celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Benny Goodman.

Hour 1
Gypsy Kings - Pasajero
Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelli - Nuages
Harmonius Wail - Five Guys Named Moe
Keb' Mo'- Life is Beautiful
Sam Baker - Pretty World
Ollabelle - Troubles of the World
Gypsy Mania - Bar Del Pi (in studio performance)
Gypsy Mania - Butterfly (in studio performance)
Gypsy Mania - It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)(in studio performance)
Duke Ellington Orchestra with Adelaide Hall - Creole Love Call
Connie Evingson and the Hot Club of Sweden - Swinging The Blues
Peter Ostroushko - Psalm of the Prairie

Hour 2
Benny Goodman Quartet - Avalon
Lou and Peter Berryman - Your State's Name Here
Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer - Here Is The Chorus
James Hersch - After the Snow (in studio performance)
James Hersch - Tomorrows (in studio performance)
Billy Bragg and Wilco with Natalie Merchant - Way Over Yonder In A Minor Key
Jonatha Brooke - My Sweet And Bitter Bowl
Benny Goodman Orchestra - Sing, Sing, Sing

May 23, 2009

Hour 1
Jim Kweskin Jug Band - "Jug Band Music"
Sunshine Skiffle Band - "Jug Band Stomp"
The Heartbeats - "A Thousand Miles Away"
David Francey - "1000 Miles"
Bobby Bare - "500 Miles Away From Home"
Kate Campbell - "Miles of Blues"
De Elliot Brothers - "Fishin� Blues"
De Elliot Brothers - "Go Fish"
John Prine - "Taking A Walk"
Jeffrey Foucault - "Hello In There"
The Byrds - "You Ain�t Goin� Nowhere"
Gene Ammons - "Hittin� The Jug"

Hour 2
Richard Julian - "Cheap Guitar"
Rio Nido - "The Trouble With Me Is You"
Mississippi John Hurt - "John Henry"
Tim Sparks - "Mississippi Blues (Live)"
Tim Sparks - "I�ll Fly Away (Live)"
John Hartford - "Turn Your Radio On"
The Southern Sons - "Up Above My Head (I Hear Music in the Air)"
The Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet - "Golden Gate Gospel Train"
Guy Davis - "Railroad Story"
The Soggy Bottom Boys - "I Am a Man Of Constant Sorrow"
Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem - "Oh Death"
Ralph Stanley - "Will The Circle Be Unbroken"

May 16, 2009


Hour 1
Johnny Cash - "I've Been Everywhere"
Peter Mayer - "Earth Town Square"
Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabate - "Simbo"
Béla Fleck and the Nakisenyi Women's Group - "Tulinesangala"
Mose Fan Han - "Hello Hello"
The Brass Kings - "Way Back Home"
Nirmala Rajasekar - "Ragi Thandiro"
Harry Manx with The Heavenly Lights - "Sitting On Top of the World"
Taj Mahal with Ramatou Diakite - "Queen Bee"
Julie Fowlis Interview"
Annbjorg Lien - "W"

Hour 2
Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis - "Bright Lights, Big City"
Ray Price - "City Lights"
Jackie Wilson - "No Pity (In the Naked City)"
Emmylou Harris and Beck - "Sin City"
Randy Weeks - "I Couldn't Make It (Live)"
Randy Weeks - "Your Lucky Day (Live)"
Randy Weeks - "You'd Better Be Nice (Live)"
The Watson Twins - "How Am I To Be"
Elvis Presley - "Don't Be Cruel"
Ella Fitzgerald - "Lady Be Good"
Dave Moore - "Over My Shoulder"
Michael Doucet - "Fonky Bayou"

May 9, 2009


Hour 1
Doc Watson - "Mama Don't Allow No"
Loudon Wainwright III - "Make Your Mother Mad"
Merle Haggard - "Mama Tried"
Billie Holiday - "God Bless The Child"
Paul Simon - "Mother and Child Reunion"
The Beatles - "Your Mother Should Know"
Mother Banjo - "Revival Train"
Mother Banjo - "One Hello (live)"
Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer - "Orange Cocoa Cake"
Lou and Peter Berryman - "A Chat With Your Mother"
Arlo Guthrie - "Mother, the Queen of My Heart"
Iron and Wine - "Upward Over the Mountain"

Hour 2
Varttina - "Ottajat"
Odetta - "Cotton Fields"
Paul Robeson - "Curly Headed Baby"
Eric Bibb - "Pockets (live)"
Eric Bibb - "Goin' Down Slow (live)"
Eric Bibb - "River Blues (live)"
Taj Mahal - "Fishin' Blues"
Mollie O'Brien - "The Important Part of Fishing"
Bob Franke - "Catfish"
Boiled in Lead - "Silver Carp"
Dakota Dave Hull - "The Itasca Rag"

May 2, 2009


Hour 1
Bruce Springsteen - My Oklahoma Home
Pete Seeger - Talking Blues
Abigail Washburn and the Sparrow Quartet - Banjo Pickin' Girl
Karen Savoca and Pete Heitzman - Green
Karen Savoca and Pete Heitzman - I'm Ready
Lou and Peter Berryman - Talking at the Same Time
Lou and Peter Berryman - We Strolled on the Beach
Storyhill - Blazin' Out of Sight
Storyhill - Better Angels
Woody Guthrie - Better World A-Comin'
Larry Long & Pete Seeger - Well May the World Go
Pete Seeger - Blue Skies

Hour 2
Cesaria Evora - Amor di Mundo
Nina Simone - Suzanne
Carmen Souza Band - Afrika' (live)
Carmen Souza Band - Sem Valor (live)
Carmen Souza Band - Levanta' No Bai (live)
Leonard Cohen - I'm Your Man
The Wood Brothers - Luckiest Man
Rickie Lee Jones - Elvis Cadillac
Gary Myrick - The Ghost of Elvis
Spaghetti Western String Co. - Draisienne

April 25, 2009


Hour 1
Nickel Creek - "Jealous of the Moon"
Judd and Maggie - "Perfectly"
Tim and Mollie O'Brien - "Ain't No Grave"
Angus and Julia Stone - "Here We Go Again"
Sara and Sean Watkins - "All This Time (live)"
Sara and Sean Watkins - "Too Much (live)"
Sara and Sean Watkins - "Long Hot Summer Days (live)"
John Hartford - "Steam Powered Aero-Plain"
The Beatles - "Yellow Submarine"
Fiona Apple - "Extraordinary Machine"
Pat Donohue - "Rush Hour"

Hour 2
Louis Armstrong - "What A Wonderful World"
Everything Green - "Christine Kane"
Green - "Karen Savoca and Pete Heitzman"
Johnny Cash - "Paradise"
Tom Lehrer - "Pollution"
Randy Newman - "Burn On"
Patty Larkin - "Metal Drums"
Joni Mitchell - "Big Yellow Taxi"
Don McLean - "Tapestry"
Dave Frishberg - "The Green Hills of Earth"
Tom Paxton - "Whose Garden Was This?"
Harry Waller - "Cockroaches On Parade"
Bill Steele - "Garbage"
Greg Brown - "Two Little Feet"
Connie Evingson - "Nature Boy"

April 18, 2009


Hour 1
Bob Dylan - "Beyond Here Lies Nothin'"
The Floorbirds - "Wild Mountain Thyme"
Pert' Near Sandstone - "Little Birdy"
Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank (live) - "Uncle Frank's Basement"
Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank (live) - "Love Hurts"
Charlie Parr - "Cheap Wine"
The Floorbirds (live) - "Canaan's Land"
The Floorbirds (live) - "Washburn Blues"
The Floorbirds (live) - "What Does the Deep Sea Say"
The Monroe Brothers - "Will The Circle Be Unbroken"
Storyhill - "Steady On"

Hour 2
Wilco - "Impossible Germany"
Todd Menton - "Rowdledum"
Antje Duvekot and Natalia Zukerman (live) - "Vertigo"
Antje Duvekot (live) - "Dublin Boys"
Natalia Zukerman (live) - "Only Trees"
Natalia Zukerman and Antje Duvekot (live) - "Brooklyn"
Richard Julian - "Brooklyn in the Morning"
Allan Sherman - "The Bronx Bird Watcher"
Hem - "The Great Houses of New York"
Lucy Wainwright Roche - "Chicago"
Earl Scruggs - "Fireball Mail"

April 11, 2009


Hour 1
Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer - "Gentle Arms Of Eden"
Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong - "April In Paris"
Tracy Grammer - "April Come She Will"
Tracy Grammer - "Travis John"
John Gorka - "Writing in the Margins"
Rudy Valle - "The Drunkard Song"
Bjork - "It's Oh So Quiet"
Bill Holm Portrait excerpt"
Peter Ostroushko - "Prairie Sunrise"
Hour 2
Peter Mayer - "Africa"
The Kingsmen - "Louie, Louie"
Brave Combo - "Louie, Louie"
Los Lobos - "I Wanna Be Like You"
Marty Robbins - "El Paso (re-start song)"
Amy MacDonald - "Let's Start A Band"
Peter Mayer - "The Hat Song (live)"
Frank Sinatra - "The Way You Look Tonight"
Nanci Griffith - "Love At The Five And Dime"
Michael Stadler - "Renki Jussi/Raatikkoon"

April 4, 2009


Hour 1
Joni Mitchell - "If"
Susan Werner - "Thy Kingdom Come"
Susan Werner - "Sunday Mornings"
Susan Werner - "May I Suggest"
Susan Werner - "When They Make the Movie Of My Life"
Cheryl Wheeler - "75 Septembers"
Cheryl Wheeler - "My Cat's Birthday"
Cheryl Wheeler - "Summer Fly"
Cheryl Wheeler - "Gray and Green"
Cheryl Wheeler - "One Step At a Time"
Gram Parsons - "The Streets of Baltimore"
Ralph McTell - "Streets of London"
Dakota Dave Hull - "The Streets of Loredo And St. James Infirmary"

Hour 2
The Carter Family - "When the Roses Bloom in Dixieland"
Bing Crosby and Bix Beiderbecke - "Ain't No Sweet Man Worth the Salt of My Tears"
Steve Goodman - "Men Who Love Women Who Love Men"

Cast of "When A Man Loves A Diva" (Live in studio)"
"Leader of the Pack"
"Chain of Fools"
"Like a Virgin"

Macy Gray - "I Want to Be Your Mother's Son in Law"
The Stoneman Family - "The Spanish Merchant's Daughter"
Willie Nelson - "I'm My Own Grandpa"
Crooked Still - "Orphan Girl"
Boozoo Chavis - "Uncle Bud"
Leahy - "Cape Breton Medley"

March 28, 2009


Hour 1
Richard Shindell - "Transit"
Guy Davis - "Grandma Is Dancing"
Larry Long - "Love Of Life (live)"
Larry Long - "Elders' Wisdom Children's Song"
Larry Long - "Talkin' Okemah Town"
Si Kahn - "Crossing The Border"
Annie Gallup - "1917"
Greg Brown - "Hillbilly Girl"
Alison Brown - "The Clean Plate Club"

Hour 2
Mavis Staples - "We Shall Not Be Moved"
John Gorka - "When You Sing"
Richard Shindell - "There Goes Mavis (live)"
Richard Shindell - "Get Up Clara (live)"
Richard Shindell - "The Balloon Man (live)"
Chris Smither - "No Love Today"
Billie Holiday - "Love For Sale"
Taj Mahal & Etta James - "Mockingbird"
Alasdair Frasier and Natalie Haas - "St. Kilda's Wedding/Brose and Butter"

March 21, 2009


Hour 1
Jennifer Warnes - "Bird on a Wire"
Karen Savoca & Pete Heitzman - "Give Me a Kiss"
Lou & Peter Berryman - " Dupsha Dove"
Lui Collins - "Red Red Robin "
Bobby Day - "Rockin' Robin"
Cliff Edwards - "Old Fashioned Love"
Arthur Godfrey - "Ukulele Song"
Melvern Taylor - "You and Me and My Ukulele"
Jake Shimabukuro - "Let's Dance"
Byron Yasui - "Blue Hawaii"
Jake Shimabukuro - "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"
George Harrison - " All Things Must Pass"

Hour 2
Van Morrison - "Carry On Regardless"
Eric Bibb - "Don't Let Nobody Drag Your Spirit Down"
Billy McGlaughlin " "Hold On To Forever"
Billy McGlaughlin " "Church Bells"
Bob Marley and the Wailers - "Get Up Stand Up"
John Lennon - "(Just Like) Starting Over"
Stan Rogers - "The Mary Ellen Carter"
Diana Krall - "Pick Yourself Up"
Oscar Peterson " "Accentuate the Positive"

March 14, 2009


Hour 1
Seancharirde - "Danny O'Donnell's & The Cedars of Lebanon"
John and James Kelly - "Ceathru Cavan & The Wild Irishman"
Glenn Gould - Haydn: "Sonata in D Major " Finale"
Van Morrison - "In The Garden"
Daithi Sproule - "Eirigh Suas A Stoirin" (Rise Up Darling)"
Dermot McLaughlin " "The Iron Man"
Peter Mayer " "Molly O'Malley's"
Allan Sherman " "Shake Hands With Your Uncle Max"
Elvis Costello " "Long Journey Home"
Altan - "Mother's Delight"

Hour 2
Jonatha Brooke - "Bleecker Street"
Susan Werner - "A Hazy Shade of Winter"
Albert Kuvezin - "Inna Gadda Da Vida"
Darrell Scott - "I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)"
Yusuyuki Fukushima - " Starting Over"
Susan Werner - " Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood"
Susan Werner - "Mercy, Mercy Me (The Ecology)"
Nickel Creek - "Tomorrow is a Long Time"
Sam Bush and Alison Brown - "Everyday I Write the Book"
Toots and the Maytals - "Take Me Home, Country Roads"
Caetano Veloso - "Dreamland"

March 7, 2009


Hour 1
Richard Shindell - "Parasol Ants"
Crooked Still - "Oh, Agamemnon"
Judith Owen & Richard Thompson - "Poseidon"
Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - "Maui Hawaiian Sup'pa Man"
Bob Dylan - "Isis"
Martin and Jessica Ruby Simpson - "Icarus"
Krista Detor - "Icarus"
The Roe Family Singers - "My Poor Son"
Ruth MacKenzie - "Salmon Dance"
Aaron Neville - "Hercules"
Frankie Avalon - "Venus"
Frigg - "When The Time Comes, I'll Be Ready"

Hour 1
Phil Heywood - "Old Man River/One Funky Dime"
Michael Doucet - "Everything I Do Is Gonna Be Funky"
BeauSoleil - "Les Oignons"
Michael Doucet - "Wade's Two Step"
Patrick Ekhart - "Piggy With A Fiddle"
Charlie Daniels Band - "The Devil Went Down To Georgia"
Hans Theessink - "Johnny And The Devil"
Asleep At The Wheel with The Blind Boys of Alabama - "The Devil Ain't Lazy"
Robert Johnson - "Crossroads Blues"
Cam Waters - "Meeting At The Crossroads"
Gillian Welch and David Rawlings - "The Devil Had A Hold Of Me"
Fiddlers 4 - "Pickin' The Devil's Eye"

February 28, 2009


Hour 1
Molly Maher and Her Disbelievers - "Let's Pretend We Never Have Met"
Susan Werner - "Let's Regret This In Advance"
Andy Breckman - "The Movie Song"
Alison Krauss and Union Station - "I Will"
John Gorka - "The One That Got Away"
Snooks Eaglin - "Lookin' For A Woman"
Claudia Schmidt and Paul Cebar - "Baby, It's Cold Outside"
Johnny Mercer - "Bobwhite, What You Gonna Swing Tonight?"
Claudia Schmidt - "Can't Get Yourself Out Of Love (live)"
Syd Kitchen and Madala Kunene - "What Kind"
Laurie Lewis - "Love Chooses You"
The Roches - "Instead, I Chose"
Wes Montgomery - "Bumpin' On Sunset"

Hour 2
Ry Cooder - "Steel Guitar Heaven"
Rufus Wainwright and The McGarrigles - "What'll I Do"
Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem - "Oh Death"
Steve Goodman - "A Dying Cub Fan's Last Request"
Blind Lemon Jefferson - "See That My Grave Is Kept Clean"
Willy Rogers and the Soul Stirrers - "Now Let the Weeping Cease"
Jennifer Warnes - "Bird On A Wire"
Nanci Griffith and James Hooker - "Gulf Coast Highway"
Michael Johnson - "Bristlecone Pine"
Pat Humphries -Swimming To The Other Side"
Jimmy Cliff - "Many Rivers To Cross"
Mavis Staples and Lucky Peterson - "I'll Fly Away"
Louis Armstrong - "What A Wonderful World"

February 21, 2009


Hour 1
Si Kahn - "Crossing the Border"
Erik Brandt - "Get Into the Boat"
Bill Booth - "Off To America (live)"
Bill Booth - "Bay Ridge, Brooklyn (live)"
Bill Booth - "The Miller Boy (live)"
Bukkene Bruse - "Haslebuskane"
Bjoro Haland - "I Love Norwegian Country"
The Johansson Band - "The Dreams Will End When Opening Your Eyes"
The Johansson Band - "All The Way"
The Johansson Band - "Honsafotter (Chicken Feet) (Live)"
Hat A Jid A Wejbele - "Muzsikas"

Hour 2
Martin Simpson - "Boots of Spanish Leather"
The New Main Street Singers - "Never Did No Wanderin'"
Erik Brandt - "Ramblin'"
Agnes Herczku & Nicola Parov - "Ha te tudnad"
Csurrento - "Levenos a Labaival"
Pat Donohue - "High School"
Budapest Pickers - "The Folsom Prison Blues"
Erik Brandt - "If It Ain't Broke Don't Fix It"
Johnny Cash - "I've Been Everywhere"
The Wayfaring Strangers - "Wayfaring Stranger"
Joan Baez - "I Am A Wanderer"

February 14, 2009


Hour 1
Tom Paxton - "Did You Hear John Hurt?"
Mississippi John Hurt - "Candy Man"
Patsy Cline - "Crazy"
Kimya Dawson - "Mr. Rollercoaster"
Ann Reed - "Love at the Fair"
Gemma Craven - "Bill"
The Proclaimers - "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)"
Jim Ouska and Jane Aleckson - "Too Much Love"
Bonnie Raitt - "Baby Mine"
The Auto Body Experience - "Annie"
Michael Smith - "Love Letter on a Fish"
Ella Fitzgerald - "My Baby Likes to Be Bop"
Guy Clark and Emmylou Harris - "I Don't Love You Much, Do I?"
Sophie Milman - "People Will Say We're In Love"
I Will - "The Beatles"

Hour 2
The Penguins - "Earth Angel"
Carrie Rodriguez - "Seven Angels on a Bicycle"
Bill Morrissey - "Louis Collins"
Mississippi John Hurt - "Frankie"
Gillian Welch - "Beulah Land"
Lost Jim Ohlschmidt - "Dear Old Daddy John"
Lost Jim Ohlschmidt - "Coffee Blues"
The Lovin' Spoonful - "Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind"
Susan Werner - "I'm Not Sure"
John Gorka - "The One That Got Away"
Doc Watson - "Sittin' On Top of the World"
The Time Jumpers - "Caravan"

February 7, 2009


Hour 1
Greg Brown - "Worrisome Years"
Tom Waits - "Step Right Up"
Cast from "The Music Man" - "Rock Island"
Spike Jones and His Orchestra - "Ya Wanna Buy A Bunny?"
Karen Savoca - "16 Windmills"
Moxy Fruvous - "Darlington Darling"
Frank Sinatra - "High Hopes"
Prudence Johnson and Dan Chouinard - "Nice Work If You Can Get It"
Bettye Lavette - "Before the Money Came"
The Roches - "Mr. Sellack"
Billie Holiday - "God Bless The Child"
Dick Powell - "We're In the Money"
Roger Sprung and Doc Watson - "The World is Waiting For the Sunrise"

Hour 2
Robin and Linda Williams - "Tied Down, Home Free"
Marcia Ball - "Married Life"
Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem - "Joy Comes Back"
Neal and Leandra - "The Joy That Is You" (live)
Neal and Leandra - "Cry" (live)
Neal and Leandra - "Stoppy By Woods on a Snowy Evening" (live)
Neal and Leandra - "When That Morning Comes" (live)
Sonny and Cher - "I Got You, Babe"
Ike and Tina Turner - "3 O'Clock in the Morning Blues"
Richard and Linda Thompson - "The Back Street Slide"
Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash - "Jackson"
Magical Strings - "Crossing to Skellig"
January 31, 2009


Hour 1
Ry Cooder - "Steel Guitar Heaven"
Les Paul and Mary Ford - "Hold That Tiger"
Haja - "Fiainana"
Boiled In Lead - "House Carpenter"
Dama - "Sangisangy"
Rachael Davis - "Better Than Me"
S. Sowmya - "Gam Ganapathey"
Prudence Johnson - "Baltimore Oriole"
Jimi Hendrix - "Midnight Lightning"
Dean Magraw - "Foxfire / Kilnamona"
Eddie Pennington - "The Pig Got Up and Walked Away"

Hour 2
Dar Williams - "February"
John Gorka - "Oh Abraham"
Paul Simon - "Born at the Right Time"
Elizabeth Cotton - "Washington Blues"
Peggy Seeger, Penny Seeger, Sonya Cohen - "Ground Hog"
Charles Brown - "One Never Knows"
Eric Bibb - "Lucky Man Rag"
Jon Langford and Sally Timms - "Anything Can Happen"
John Hartford - "I Would Not Be Here"
Railroad Earth - "You Never Know"
Carrie Newcomer - "Tornado Alley"
Guy Clark - "Tornado Time in Texas"
Jorma Kaukonen - "River of Time"

January 24, 2009


Hour 1
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - "Stick With Me Baby"
The Little Willies - "Night Life"
k.d. lang - "I Dream of Spring"
Richard Julian and Sasha Dobson - "Spring is Just Around the Corner (live)"
Sasha Dobson - "I Couldn't Let You Go (live)"
Richard Julian - "Window (live)"
Richard Julian and Sasha Dobson - "Burn (live)"
Richard Julian and Sasha Dobson - "I'm Gonna Always Love You (live)"
Randy Newman - "Easy Street"
Eilen Jewell - "Rich Man's World"
Spider John Koerner - "Everybody's Going For the Money"
Butch Thompson - "Echoes of Spring"

Hour 2
Over the Rhine - "North Pole Man"
Deborah Liv Johnson - "Across the White Plains"
Ann Reed - "Every Long Journey"
Johnny Horton - "North To Alaska"
Nanci Griffith - "Ten Degrees and Getting Colder"
Debby McClatchy - "The Cremation of Sam McGee"
Bob Dylan - "Isis"
Dave Frishberg & Rebecca Kilgore - "Snowbound"
Mark Erelli - "Snowed In"
Priscilla Herdman, Anne Hills & Cindy Mangsen - "The Frozen Logger/Proper Cup of Coffee"
Dakota Dave Hull and Kari Larson - "Windchill"

January 17, 2009


Fame - "Van Morrison"
Fame is Dangerous - "Gary Myrick"
I Want to Be a Sideman - "Dave Frishberg"
Motel Time - "Johnny Paycheck w/ Lloyd Green"
The Rocket Motel - "Cam Waters"
Twelfth Street Rag - "Sol Hoopii & O.T. Coffin"
Take Me Out To The Ballgame - "Buddy Emmons"
It Doesn't Matter Anymore - "Eva Cassidy"
Stratosphere Boogie - "Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant"
The Orchid - "Joe Savage live in-studio"
Morning Coffee Funk - "Joe Savage"
Blues for Martin Luther King - "Otis Spann"
Get Back (Black, Brown and White) - "Big Bill Broonzy"
Up To The Mountain (MLK Song) - "Patti Griffin"
Take My Hand, Precious Lord - "Mahalia Jackson"
Mr. President (Have Pity on the Working Man) - "Sam Bush"
If a Song Could Be President - "Over the Rhine"
A Change is Gonna Come - "Aretha Franklin"
Eyes on the Prize - "Mavis Staples - "We'll Never Turn Back"
Just a Dream - "Memphis Slim"
It's Alright Ma - "Bob Dylan"
Abeline (The Eisenhower Waltz) - "Peter Mulvey"
Only In America - "Jay and the Americans"